Japanese garden by Celeste Mookherjee

The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, is a popular Sunday afternoon destination for families. (Kids love feeding the koi.) The garden is also much in demand as a wedding venue. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 70mm, f/8, 1/160 sec., ISO 200, afternoon sun, handheld – no crop, composed in camera)

Top 10 in “Best Photo Featured in Group” challenge in Gardens, Parks, Trees & Shrubs group.

Second Place in “Japanese Gardens” challenge in Gardens, Parks, Trees & Shrubs group.

Featured in Gardens, Parks, Trees & Shrubs (27 October 2011)

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Passionate about photography, especially nature subjects!

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  • Brenda Dow
    Brenda Dowover 3 years ago

    Beautiful image…… great perspective!!! Love the soft color tones….. very peaceful in appearance!!!

  • Thanks very much, Brenda. The garden is a very pretty place, and it feels peaceful to me — a feeling I was intentionally trying to capture in this image.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    Absolutely peaceful indeed…..very serene.

  • Thank you, Katherine!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 3 years ago

    A serene and graceful shot . . . .so refreshing to look at.

  • I’m glad you like it, Teresa. This is a special place and so nice to have it close to home (although I do wish they were open in the morning).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in the group “Gardens, Parks, Trees & Shrubs”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captures exactly the sort of work that we feel should be displayed in the featured section of a garden group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Thank you very much for the feature! I am honored!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    this is gorgeous and solid. it goes with my little drum theme here

  • Thank you! This is one of my favorite places to spend some quiet time. I will take a look at your little drum.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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