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Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 10 December 2009 in Plant & Nature.

Today marks the second anniversary of Yakumo's World: 730 photos. Thank you to all who visit and who have expressed encouragement and appreciation. It means a great deal to me.

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SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

The tree has a 'life', a form almost of human feel, and you have captured the beauty of this scene superbly. Colours and detail are glorious. Congratulations on your anniversary.

10 Dec 2009 5:18am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A shot full of truly vibrant color....just right to announce your 2-year anniversary on AM3.
Beautiful work. I will look forward to more !!!

10 Dec 2009 7:28am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Congrats on the anniversary ! Time goes by so quickly that the seasons begin to feel like mere seconds passing !

10 Dec 2009 8:12am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

So beautiful and the color and simplicity in composition!!

10 Dec 2009 8:14am

Clara from Denmark

Congrats with the two-year point. Thank you for today's lovely photo, and for all the others. They are a bright spot on my mornings and I use every day's photo on my computer screen. You have a real eye for color, form and light. The world is beautiful through your eyes!

10 Dec 2009 8:16am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Really beautiful autumn picture. I love it.

10 Dec 2009 9:08am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

very nice.

10 Dec 2009 9:08am

lougris from Toulouse, France

a tree in fire !! beautiful dream of automn...

10 Dec 2009 10:34am

cat from tel Aviv, Israel

Those leaves are so delicate and so fiery at the same time. What a beautiful picture to mark your 2nd anniversary of sharing your photos!

10 Dec 2009 11:20am

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

superb colours. Just wishing I was there

10 Dec 2009 1:25pm

Marcie from United States

Gorgeous...refreshing color. Simply beautiful!!

10 Dec 2009 3:47pm

jpdm from Pignans, France

so wonderful colours !!! nice to see the leaves still on the tree and fallen on the ground

10 Dec 2009 5:38pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Well composed - somehow I like the inclusion of the little tree in the background on the right. Colors are beautiful and title fits perfectly

10 Dec 2009 6:13pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Did you try framing it without the tiled upper part, as the wall itself as a backdrop to the tree and leaf carpet could make things very surreal?

10 Dec 2009 6:38pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

I love that smaller stem of shrub next to it, providing a companionship :) Beautiful shot.

10 Dec 2009 7:41pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A great shot which works on so many levels, the exposure, the composition and shape of the tree, the glorious colours, the yellow ochre in the wall. Then if you crop away the top, down to just below the level of the roof, you get a totally new picture looking like a landscape.

10 Dec 2009 8:15pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Congrats on your 2 years! I have loved each one of these leaf photographs- they are stunningly beautiful, and I could look at them all day!

10 Dec 2009 8:27pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the two years of posts. Love that red rain.

10 Dec 2009 10:26pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

Stunning colors and lovely composition - the title lead my eyes to the damp roof tiles... Beauty and serenity personified!! Congratulation on your 2-year anniversary with Am3!!

10 Dec 2009 10:58pm

Frances Berry from Athens, GA, United States

Wonderful colors. Breathtaking. Thank you for sharing this and all of your beautiful photographs. You are an inspiration!

11 Dec 2009 12:38am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful colors and tones!

11 Dec 2009 12:38am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

nice composition and wonderful rich and vivid colours that really bring this scene to life!

11 Dec 2009 12:50am

E.B from vOUZIERS, France


11 Dec 2009 8:25am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

Congratulations on 2 years and 730 posts!!! Posting daily is a worthy achievement, not easily done.

11 Dec 2009 12:42pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

wonderful :)

11 Dec 2009 2:07pm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

time does fly by - congrats on two years on Aminus3 and your blog

11 Dec 2009 9:12pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

striking colours! simply beautiful! congratulations on the 2nd year here with AM3

12 Dec 2009 12:17am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, I like this composition very much.

13 Dec 2009 7:04am

Lucca from Cologne, Germany

Thank YOU for all these wonderful photos. And this is a very special one. Love the sadness in it, the tones (especially green/red), the composition, the two trees …

14 Dec 2009 10:18pm

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ISO 200
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