Red Momiji wonderland in the DaigoJi temple: This shot is an alternative perspective of the view of the BentenDo hall that you can find in this gallery.

I wanted to give you an idea of how immersive is the walk around this small temple when the Momiji are at their peak: you’re not just surrounded by the red leaves, but completely covered by them. Just look above your head and you’ll see a beautiful vault made of a natural mosaic of tiny leaves, irregularly lit by the sun; those spots of vibrant red over a deep blue sky represent the best frame for the view of the BentenDo.

To represent this atmosphere I opted for a “vertorama”, a vertical panoramic composition: using an L-plate mounted on the camera and a nodal rail, I’ve shot six slightly overlapping images in landscape orientation, looking progressively higher and higher until I’ve almost reached the zenith. Then I’ve stitched these images using the software Hugin. I hope I’ve been able to immerse you in this scene to make you feel the japanese autumn air.

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
 
Lens: HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Limited DC WR
 
Focal lenght: 20mm
 
Shutter time: 1/80s
 
Aperture: F/8
Sensitivity: ISO100

You can read the complete article about the DaigoJi temple in autumn at the following link: http://www.phoclab.com/wp/blog/autumn-japan-colors-of-daigoji-temple/

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