Trace of Fall Colors Still Remains in Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2800 — full exif

There are still a few traces of fall colors around Kyoto, one of the nicest in the little common garden area of my condo building. One of its trees is just at its peak color now, turning a vivid rich red when hit by direct sunlight, or, as happens every evening, by direct incandescent floodlights.

It's nothing special 10 minutes after sunset....

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 34 mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif

... but hours later, it's positively glowing....

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 42 mm — 1/60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400 — full exif
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 340 mm — 1/60 sec, f/4.8, ISO 6400 — full exif

None of these pictures really do it justice. Just like the other foliage backlit by floodlights photos I posted earlier in the season, the intense light causes detail and color to be lost. For example, there was no hint of yellow in the leaves that appear in the first photo, but since the leaves at the end were closer to the light, their red got “blown out.” (See Why Does “Brightness” Wash Colors to White?)


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Love that first one!

— comment by Zachawry on December 21st, 2008 at 7:33am JST (9 years ago) comment permalink

Realy like that first photo., simple but it says much

— comment by Bob on December 21st, 2008 at 7:50am JST (9 years ago) comment permalink
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