To answer the question- in Japan it is very red, a red I have never seen before. I have five maple trees in my garden but their Autumnal attire is drab in comparison.
The photo was taken in the outskirts of Nikko as we walked to see Kegon Falls.
As I was shooting towards the light, the tree became a dark shape but with a little Photoshopping I managed to save the shot.
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bakes888 (18499) 2009-12-18 1:29
There is a difference between Poplar trees here and the ones at the bottom of our South Island too, must be the climate ;-). I like the way you have framed the Maples with the Pine tree. Nice misty BG also. Thanks for sharing.
Have a good weekend, Paul.
npecanhuk (58184) 2009-12-18 1:48
A simple but truly effective and attractive composition! Exposure and vertical format are excellent too! Colors are the real highlight here, specially those of the maple leaves!
I love it!
TFS - congratulations!
jhm (130620) 2009-12-18 4:45
You play nice with light on the red flowers or autumn colors.
Nice frame with the tree to the rightside..
Sharpness and clarity are very nice for look at.
Very well captured and wonderful composed. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
macjake (48333) 2009-12-18 6:15
the tree trunk on the right really adds a sense as to how red the maple leafs truly are, its so important to have that comparison.
macondo (18465) 2009-12-18 15:02
Apart from the stunning red tone of the foliage, what I like about this is the layered, increasingly misty background, and the framing effect of the trunk and overhead branches. You pulled the details of the trunk out very well - the final effect seems completely natural. I've seen photos from North America showing similarly red foliage; I wonder if it's a particular type of maple. Almost certainly, our climate is not really suited to these trees, some species of which nonetheless flourish reasonably well in our gardens without ever achieving such a spectacular effect. You will just have to move from Tecoma to Nikko.
SteveH (6191) 2009-12-18 18:50
Hi Kaludio, my favourite, so far, of your Japan series. Like the simple and effective composition, and red always works for me. cheers, steve
Dyerco (10185) 2009-12-18 22:19
A beautiful display and nicely framed by the tree on the right and its overhanging branches. The back- lighting really enhances the colours and I fine that trees especially maples seem to peak with their fall colours and I would say this one was timed just right.
Abyta (191) 2009-12-19 0:11
Beautiful tone of red, nice BG... misty mountains, great composition.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,
pajaran (44316) 2009-12-19 0:43
Dobar dan, kod nas je jutros temperatura -15 C stepeni i mnogo je hladno.
Ovako nesto moze samo priroda da stvori, vasom dobrom fotografijom, odlicnim bojama i kompozicijom prikazali ste nam tu lepotu.
Prijatan vikend, Paja.
delpeoples (50263) 2009-12-19 1:28
Ciao Caro Klaudio, I don't think I've seen red leaves quite as red. How beautiful! And the tree naturally framing the shot is a nice touch. Excellent DOF, colours and composition. TFS and enjoy your weekend, Lisa
BennyV (13354) 2009-12-19 2:37
Red. Red. Red.
I love it.
Dumb me thought maple leaf was in Canada only...
gervaso (9247) 2009-12-19 5:37
The red leaves make a wonderful contrast with the neutral colored background, and were captured with excellent lighting, in a beautiful framing. Very good job! Wonderful composition!
holmertz (33489) 2009-12-25 2:27
A really beautiful sight. The comparison with the gently grey and green trees in the background enhances the remarkable brightness of the maples. The composition is nicely framed by the large tree and its branches.
I wish you a pleasant continued Christmas.
kiks (11743) 2010-01-13 5:28
Wonderful. The red is amazing and the green bg gives a perfect bg for this marpels. I like the tight crop and the tree framing the marples.
- Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) (21258)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-29
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Unforgetable Japan
- Date Submitted: 2009-12-18 1:13
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