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Autumn Leaves Light up – Yasukuni Shrine

Posted in Nature, Places by tokyobling on December 9, 2014

The other week I visited the famous Yasukuni Shrine in the heart of Tokyo to see their beautiful sando, sacred approaching path lined by yellowing ginko trees. The light up was organized at the same time as a sake festival and there lots of stands to get food and drink While plenty of people were taking advantage of this I spent most of my time closer to the shrine to see the views of the closed front gate and the lit yellow leaves of the trees.

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  1. PaaqaviINC said, on December 10, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Now I know what a ginko tree looks like! I like photo five and six. The distant shot shows how massive the gate is. Very nice…

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    • tokyobling said, on December 10, 2014 at 4:15 am

      Thank you! Well, the trees in this shrine are heavily trimmed to get that arrow shape. When wild they grow all over the place!

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  2. MattB said, on December 12, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    What technique did you use? These look a little like HDR exposures.

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    • tokyobling said, on December 26, 2014 at 4:53 am

      Hi Matt! Well, I shoot in RAW for most of the more difficult subjects, so I upped the shadows and downed the highlights, other than that nothing special, hand held D3s for all of my shots in the last few years.

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  3. rudyhou said, on March 11, 2015 at 9:56 am

    love the big trees.

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