This photograph is taken in Meiji Shrine Outer Garden of Tokyo Shinjuku-ku. Lined gingko biloba trees are located with symmetry the 300m along main street to Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery from Aoyama street. It begins to color from the middle of November every year, and becomes trees with whole surface of golden color from the end of November to early in December. On that day, green leaves still remained, since it is before the peak. However, many persons had visited to see it in here. These ginkgo tree roadside grew here in 1923. It was chosen out of the ginkgo tree grown-up within and without the tree height of 6m in present Meiji Shrine, and planted here. The present age of the tree is 100 years, and one hundred and forty six ginkgo trees are planted in 9m interval along the both passages. As for the tip of a ginkgo tree, it is impressive that the shape is prepared by the cone triangle. This is taken care of in January - March by gardeners when no leaf will be once in four years. Seemingly the reason the ginkgo tree was chosen in this place was abundant in green quantity, elegant dignity and strong also to pollution. The building which is visible to the front is an art gallery (Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery) which is exhibiting the historical and cultural precious pictures describing the whole life of Emperor Meiji from an end of Edo Period to Meiji Era.
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holmertz (57367) 2013-11-21 10:16
I think the yellow tones of the trees make them even more beautiful than in summer. They form two very attractive diagonal lines leading us towards the art gallery. The building actually reminds me of the MIddle East more than anything I would expect from Japan. The colours and light of this photo are very good and the depth you have created with the help of the trees and the street is admirable.
lousat (95888) 2013-11-21 10:42
Hi Mikio,a bit oversharpened but really beautiful this neverending perspective and this big V create by the trees,bright colors and excellent exposure too,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
pajaran (64382) 2013-11-21 11:23
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano staro drvece i trenutak u jesen ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Very interesting and good article on the place, given the data ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful old trees showed the moment of the fall ...
Good work, nice place and moment shown.
All the best.
mcmtanyel (26930) 2013-11-21 12:12
Excellent framing and perspective achieved by the rows of gingko trees. I hope the driver of that Mercedes was not too upset with you for stopping in the middle of the road.
bukitgolfb301 (44253) 2013-11-21 13:30
ここまで色づきましたか。明日ラグビーの試合を撮りに秩父宮に行くので、私も撮りたいです。 Nice synmetry via getting nice warm light!
ikeharel (76107) 2013-11-22 0:54
The effect of the converging diagonals lines of the trees, created a fine depth on the view through the boulevaed. Strong light enhanced the yellow autumn tones on the trees, and the cars gave extra dynamic scale.
The shrine on far side gave a nice border line to the whole.
Have a nice weekend,
abmdsudi (57168) 2013-11-23 7:28
What a charming city street scene! Love all the colors and the hint of a long walk flanked by such wonderful tall ginko trees on both sides with autumn leaves making a peasant seasonal display. Lovely angle, symmetry, nice shadows and contrast with lovely extra interest around. The intense colours of trees is indeed spectacular. Well done, tfs
mirosu (16273) 2013-11-29 5:29
Excellent view through the tree alley. The light is superb and the colors very well balanced. I like the nice symmetrical composition, photo well framed in vertical format. Nice to see the cars and people around, they add nice life to the scene.
Thanks for your latest comment, fully agree with the content.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/8, 1/750 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-21 10:02