Daily Photo: Last green leaves before autumn

September 28, 2008 · Print This Article

This shot was taken at Shizen Kyoikuen (The Institute for Nature Study National Science Museum) in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan on the first day of autumn.

UPDATE: This photo won “Photo of the Week” in Metropolis Magazine Issue #761

EQUIPMENT USED: Nikon D80 with a Nikkor 50mm 1.8D lens

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8 Responses to “Daily Photo: Last green leaves before autumn”

  1. Jei
    on September 29th, 2008 1:37 AM

    Next time let me know you’re coming down to my neighborhood! I love that park–I go every chance I get. It’s my solace from the city. Went in there last December and the leaves were just starting to turn, so you’ve got a little while before the last green leaves of the season.

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    Jason Collin Reply:

    Yeah, sorry, it was a spur of the moment kind of decision to go there. I was surprised by how old the forest felt in that park. Aya said a lot of trees were over 100 years old, which isn’t that old, but for Tokyo, I guess it is.

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  2. on October 24th, 2008 9:20 PM

    Congrats, Jason! You’ve better photos than this though.

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    Jason Collin Reply:

    Thanks Curt, yes I agree with you, not my best photo by far, but maybe I just submitted the right photo at the right time.

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  3. on October 24th, 2008 9:23 PM

    Wow, congrats for the Photo of the Week! Hajime will envy you.

    I like green color. Meguro area has been a good residential area for more than 400 years, so it’s likely that those trees are way older than 100 years.

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    Jason Collin Reply:

    Thanks Yoko…Hajime maybe gave me too much good advice!

    Yes, the trees in that park are very old, many of them over 100 years and I think one in particular was 300 years old Aya said. It’s a really surprising place to be found in the middle of Tokyo.

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  4. Dy
    on November 23rd, 2008 12:41 AM

    You deserved to win this one. Your photograph is very beautiful. Love the composition, love the way it moves the eye across itself, love the color.

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    Jason Collin Reply:

    Thank you Dy…I’ll send you a copy of the magazine it was in.

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