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2014/11/30

Autumn Colors Report 2014 - I'm Proud of My Hometown for Having Sojiji Temple with These Beautiful Colors!

Japanese Maple Trees at Sojiji Temple

Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (135mm, f/2.8, 1/160 sec, ISO-100)

Yesterday, I shooted the nightscape of Sojiji Temple because I was back at home in Yokohama. At that time, I saw most of the Sakura trees having lost their leaves already.

Mist, Moon and Stars at Sojiji Temple

This is why I thought there were few autumn colors for the first time. But what I saw yesterday was only the surroundings of the main square, not all the places inside the temple. I couldn't give up this little hope so I decided to drop in again. It turned out that there are Japanese Maple trees along the peripheries. The Maple leaves were shining in orange and yellow. I saw yellow Gingko trees under the blue sky, too. Sojiji Temple had so beautiful colors that I decided to spend time taking photographs here.

When I see other people's photos of autumn colors, I often find vivid red and orange colors filling a whole photo. I have also took quite a few photos through which I can see only colorful leaves. But after summarizing many photos of autumn colors, I realized that only the leaves remind me of nothing about the location. For now, I make it a point to include something which remind me of the filming location.

Look at the photo example above. The wooden rest area gives us comfortable moments with this beautiful roof of autumn colors. Next time I see this photo, I will remember how comfortable it is to stay under this "red" roof. If it is the spring, I might be able to compare it with another roof made of tender green. Then, it'll double my joy.

 

Red Japanese Maple Leaves at Sojiji Temple

Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (200mm, f/5, 1/80 sec, ISO-400)

But I love macro photography like this, too. What I mean is that I need a photo like the first one to enjoy the second one the most.

Indeed, I spent a lot of  time wondering where to stand to capture the best photograph of these leaves. And, here it is! I love this warm atmosphere!

 

Colorful Garden of Sojiji Temple

Canon EOS 6D, Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 IIDG HSM (24mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec, ISO-200)

I walked around the temple and found some Japanese Maple trees in other places. And here's one. The orange leaves look vivid while the ground is filled with yellow Gingko leaves.

 

Gingko Trees at Sojiji Temple

Canon EOS 6D, Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 IIDG HSM (24mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO-100)

And Gingko trees themselves are so dominant and refreshing. I'm really proud of my hometown for having Sojiji Temple with these beautiful colors!

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Takumi Nasuno. Tanagura Supporters' Ambassador (Official supporter of Tanagura Town of Fukushima Prefecture). A man who recommends TRIPLESSO just as he likes. A multi-language blogger for mainly nature photography. Currently I'm off from my main job (knowledge management and data analytics) and devoting myself to childcare for my newborn baby for half a year.
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