I dream of seeing the bamboo forests of Japan, but I also enjoy seeing a few bamboo stalks in the intimate setting of a garden. Bamboo is a grass, but an extraordinarily large and fast-growing grass–growing in some locations up to 36” a day! I find all the parallel stalks of the same size quite mesmerizing in a regimented way. In this photograph I chose to focus on one stalk, letting the others drift out of focus in a wash of green.
Location: Yashiro Japanese Garden, Olympia, Washington State, USA
Author: Lee H. Rentz
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Photo size: 2.2 Mpixels (6.44 MB uncompressed) - 1500x1500 pixels (5.0x5.0 in / 12.7x12.7 cm at 300 ppi)