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Autumn in Tokyo: leaves on the lake, Hibiya Park

Over the past few years I have seen Japan change from a country with four distinct seasons, into one where the changes and timing of the seasons is less so.

It's meant the arrival of autumn in Tokyo has been late and then for a very short period of time. There are trees across the city which still haven't changed colour at all.

Yesterday I finally had some time to spend with the trees, on this occasion in Hibiya Park.

Hibiya is not an enormous park but - for one right in the centre of the city -  it tends to get the sunlight until almost the last. Certain sections of the park getting shafts of very late afternoon sun right up until it's set.

This shot was taken on the lake near the extreme western side of the park. The ginko leaves were mixed in with a few momiji and gently moving across the water  in the slight breeze. One leaf in particular had these wonderful water droplets on it.

I always get reminded if the wonderful work of Ernst Haas during autumn in Japan. His work continues to remain an inspiration for me.

This shot
Nikon D800E
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AiS
100ISO, 1/125th sec @ f/2.8
Landscape Picture Control

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