The last tree of Momiji is still wearing a light coat of red leaves, withstanding the cold climate and the harshness of the waterfall. Its delicate beauty is the last memory of this autumn, before the snow will cover the naked branches.
I took this shot in a cold and humid day of early December 2013, in the beautiful Meiji-no-mori natural park of Mino, near Osaka. To capture the flow of the water I used a rather tight aperture value of f/8, that granted anyway the right amount of bokeh to separate the momiji from the background, while keeping a decent level of details of the waterfall.
EXIF: Pentax K-5 + smc K200 f/4 – 200mm – 1/2s – f/8 – ISO200