This seemingly exotic scene, believe it or not, is a Japanese garden located slap bang in the middle of Portland, OR! The tree in the foreground really steals the photograph, doesn’t it? All of it’s sinewy twisted branches sort of reach out and dominate the picture, but they manage not to be overbearing simply because of how the light bounces off of them. Still, they’re mesmerizing and beautiful. The varying colors of the leaves in the garden behind the tree provide the perfect backdrop. All in all, a wonderful, gorgeous composition by photographer Jeff Gunn, who was kind enough to publish under Creative Commons.