Posted by GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 18 May 2009 in Plant & Nature.
You are the master of controlling the highlights and shadows in an image! I struggle with getting the same "glow" through the leaves as you do without losing the details. Any suggestions? :0)
18 May 2009 12:03pm
@Tracey: Thanks for the visit, the comment, and the flattery. OK, I will tell you the secret: max out your credit card and get a Nikon d300. The camera takes the photos. All you have to do is press the button. I know that everyone says "the camera doesn't matter," but the truth is that is accurate only up to a point. I cannot, for example, take today's photo with my (beloved) Panasonic point-and-shoot. It simply cannot handle the high contrasting light like the Nikon does. So I refuse to take any credit, which all belongs to the camera. My only job is not to screw it up between spotting the photo and pressing the shutter.
You've caught a truly beautiful moment here GJC. Those greens are so rich and glowing.
18 May 2009 12:45pm
18 May 2009 1:41pm
gorgeous light and composition, as always.
18 May 2009 3:04pm
do you mean that you put your Nikon on "automatic" and that's all ?
18 May 2009 4:54pm
hee hee . . please don't answer Veronique, GJC : as a fellow D300-user, I don't want everyone to know our secrets !! Another brilliant result however.
18 May 2009 5:29pm
very nice but i wonder if it is spring or autumn
18 May 2009 5:42pm
@adele27: Thank you for the visit and comment. There is one variety of Japanese maple (there are many kinds) that stays red all through the year, which is why it may look like fall to you. But this was taken about a week ago -- very much spring!
Nice highlight on the leaves.
18 May 2009 6:22pm
How beautiful! Wonderful colours and light!
18 May 2009 7:01pm
As with many of your pictures, I am impressed with how organic the man-made structures look. It's partly the color, partly how engulfed they are in plant life, but there's something else less definable.
18 May 2009 9:00pm
beautiful, wonderful colours
18 May 2009 9:04pm
so serene and peaceful. the rich warm colors stand out very well.
18 May 2009 10:02pm
I'm loving your spring series! Also, I agree with you about what you told Tracey - the camera does matter after a certain extent.
19 May 2009 11:57pm
Pressing the shutter button is just one thing...having a great photographic eye and be there at the perfect time to capture those great colours is another...I agree that the camera matters a lot but the photographer matters the most!! You did great in this one!
20 May 2009 10:59am
This is a gorgeous image. I especially like the supporting cast in this one: the wall, the roof and the lantern.
20 May 2009 7:45pm
I'd love to see this on my calendar. Lovely composition.
20 May 2009 9:43pm
I agree with Roman, one really gets the feeling from this picture that you've caught a moment. It's about more than colour. Goodness... one for the book, I think, GJC :-)
22 May 2009 1:19am
I'm enjoy by the quiet atmosphere of your blog !
A way of life I would like to have under my eyes in Paris !
(sorry for my poor english !)
This is a lovely place, very calm and it must be very kind to take a book and read without notion of time...
Well done !
23 May 2009 4:52pm
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