Portland, Oregon

Radiance was the first word that came to my mind when I saw this lace leaf Japanese maple tree in person. The bright, beautiful colors, along with the intricate details of the tree, seemed otherworldly. Many photographers have captured this tree — at different times of the year — but you have to see it, and capture it, for yourself. I’m not sure who first captured an image here, and made this tree famous, but whoever you are I tip my cap to you.