Autumn tints in the Nara Basin

I visited some places in Nara district to feel Autumn Colors.

This park is very large,65.3h and has some ancient tombs or a rich natural environment. The scale is the second after Nara-Park in Nara district. It takes about an hour ride by a car from Nara city.
We can enjoy so many flowers there throughout the year. So many kind of flowers were blooming despite Autumn. I had almost the mistaken idea that it's summer yet. But the red fruits of dogwood are token of Autumn. Seeing carefully, I noticed they were autumn flowers.

This temple is registered World Heritage Site as a group of Horyuji-Temple and was built by the son of Syoutoku-Taishi  in about 8 century and the oldest as a three-storied pagoda.
Many local amateur cameraman were standing their tripods on the path between rice paddies that rice harvested when I drove in front of the temple. It seems to be a good point to take around sunset. So I also joined in it. Before sunset,there were so many dramatic clouds around the pagoda. They were exciting " We will take good pictures today." and waited sunset. The sun set and the sky changed from gold to purple pink. But those  many clouds had already gone somewhere. They mumbled" The good chance won't come today." They scattered from there with disappointed looks. I am sure that they will also come tomorrow. I also want to go there to take pink clouds sometime.

From the top of Mt.Wakakusa
This mountain locates at the east end of Nara-Park and 342 meters in height.  So many Japanese pampas grass were waving and shining by the evening sun. We can see the roof of The Great Buddha of Todaiji-temple or the buildings of Nara city stretch  below. Mt. Ikoma is seen over there and it locates the border between Osaka district and Nara district.

The total eclipse of the moon
We could see the bronze moon on October,8th.
When I was watching the moon through my camera, I felt it was so mysterious. But I don't feel it's mysterious or solemn in this picture, Of course it's also two-dimensional. Someone said that it may have to do with between the single-lens(single-lens reflex) and double-lenses(human's eyes). But I was watching the moon through my camera with my own single eye though......Or I was intoxicating with the first space show for me,I wonder?
Totality continued for an hour and partial eclipse was for two hours and twenty minutes. The moon started waning below and fulling from left side. I've never take time off to watch the moon that much.

                                Thank you for coming here. Have a nice day Friend!

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20 件のコメント:

Rahul Bhatia さんのコメント...

Very enchanting and colorful pics Sarah!

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Birgitta さんのコメント...

Beautiful colorful photos Sarah!

Self Sagacity さんのコメント...

Gorgeous colors! Wow, that must have been an eye feast!

Our photos さんのコメント...

Very nice, beautiful colors !

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NatureFootstep さんのコメント...

wow Sarah, this is beautiful all of it. The skies and the flowers and deer. :)

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Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

Fotos encantadoras!!!

Bom fim de semana!

Spiderdama さんのコメント...

I love all your pictures and this post!
No flowers are as beautiful as your in Japan and that little bambie<3

Hope you have a blessed weekend.
Hugs from Tania

Barb さんのコメント...

Sarah, You've photographed such vivid colors in blooms, sunsets, and moons! However, I am awestruck by the shots from the top of Mt Wakakusa. I love the pampas grasses framed with the city in the background. All fantastic photos!

Forest Dream Weaver さんのコメント...

Hello Sarah, wonderful to have so many gloriously coloured flowers blooming at this time of year. Your sky photos are beautiful,especially with the pagoda silhouetted in the distance.Skies are always different and the cloud formations and colours can change so fast.
Lovely images of the moon!

Enjoy your week,

retriever さんのコメント...

Wonderfull colorfull fotos Sarah
greeting from Belgium

orchid Miyako さんのコメント...

Wow; Gorgeous and beautiful pictures of feeling Autumn Colors in Nara, Sarah-san♡♡♡
Umami-Hill-Park, Hoki-Temple; I wish I lived Nara to enjoy old Japanese atmosphere :-)
The picture from the top of Mt.Wakakusa with the setting sun is REALLY beautiful♪

I hope you are having a wonderful new week.
Sincerely from Yamaguchi, xoxo Miyako*

Nippon Nin さんのコメント...

どうしたらこんな劇的な写真が撮れるのでしょうか? 夢の中から出てきたような風景ですね。才能の豊かさがそのまま絵になったようです。 

Arti さんのコメント...

Wow, such vivid sights and so many brilliant colors you have brought for us, Sarah. I identified the roof of the Great Buddha Temple there and I loved the deer grazing in the landscape of the shining pampas grass. But what took my breath away was the bronze moon shots; they are pictures I haven't seen for a long long time - simply terrific!

ruma さんのコメント...

Hello, sarah.

Many layers of the beautiful bouquet in the park. It is a view worthy of shooting.

You were good to watch the elegant moon.
The figure is a lovely moment.
People might have felt at that time the most happiness.

Have a good weekend.

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...


Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
✿♫° ·.

Camila Rafaela Felippi さんのコメント...

Omg! Is it real? It's really really perfect!