Titled “Dreamcatcher”, is a stunning depiction of a Japanese maple tree in full fall foliage, revealed in a break of fog at the Portland Japanese Garden. The tree’s stark features are reminiscent of a dreamcatcher, hence the title. The rich reds, oranges, and yellows of the leaves are aglow in the morning sunlight, creating a vibrant contrast to the muted tones of the fog and surrounding moss, giving an overall effect of mystery and magic, as if the tree has stepped out of another world.
Chris has captured the unique atmosphere of this place perfectly. The hint of fog behind the subject creates a sense of stillness and isolation, while the vibrant colors of the leaves lend a touch slumber. Overall, the effect is both calming and awe inspiring; it’s easy to see why this image was chosen to represent The Copperprints’ call-for-entry, “An Autumn Waltz”.
The image received the title “Dreamcatcher” because the tree bears a resemblance to a dreamcatcher, which is a Native American symbol of protection and good luck. The dreamcatcher is said to catch bad dreams and allow the good dreams to pass through.
“Dreamcatcher“ is a reminder of the beauty of nature, and it is a symbol of hope and good luck. It is a place where dreams can come true.
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"TODO– Backstory to Dreamcatcher from Chris Byrne coming soon" ~Chris Byrne