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With a lot of budding amateur and not-so-amateur photographers on here, perhaps we could have a thread for the autumnal colors as people snap away over the coming weeks.

Yesterday was gorgeous in Sapporo so mid morning, me and the Mrs got out n about and walked the 9k's or so down to Makomanai Park in the south of the city, enjoying the autumnal scenes from Maruyama, Asahiyama, Moiwayama and into the park itself, I snapped a few shots with my iPhone as I went….

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Makomanai Park
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Toyohira River
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It was gorgeous….not a cloud in the sky and since we were out all day, I even managed to pick up a wee bit of sunburn on my baldy bonce!! Sunburn, in October…..in Hokkaido……its no mean feat to achieve!! :D
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Thanks for sharing TB Great photo's :thumbsup:

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Lovely pics TB.
Your autumn leaves look much better than this area.
A few trees look nice otherwise a lot of them have just gone brown and lost all there leaves.
Really not looking promising for nice autumn leaves this year.
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Great pics TB and great resalution for Iphone . :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I have to bring my wife over in Autumn - simply stunning.
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But wouldnt trees in Yamanashi be at their peak later than those in Hokkaido?

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Nice TB

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View PostKevKastle, on 20 October 2014 - 07:40 PM, said:

But wouldnt trees in Yamanashi be at their peak later than those in Hokkaido?


Later than some parts of Hokkaido yes, but earlier than for example Sapporo.

It is not so much the timing and as this is my first full autumn here I dont know the exact timing, although every year varies in all areas anyway.
What we are not seeing here are lots of nice colourful trees, just a few.
The leaves have simply or are turning brown and dropping off, not really going different colours.

I think it has been the lack of sunshine and turning cold too quickly.

The higher parts of the mountains are just bare, we had no colour, just went from green to bare.

The lower areas have turned, but not looking colourful at all.
May be another week or two and we migjt see a bit more colour around the mountains I hope, but I do not think it will be anything special.



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Not all trees have colourful leaves in autumn. Some just turn brown and die.
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Indeed that is true BM, but really just not looking nice this year.
Too much brown and not enough colour.
Another week or two will make a difference, but still not looking good this year.

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The peak hasn't been reached here yet either…….there are still the really bright reds to come
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Here at 350m in southern Niigata, we don't have full on autumn yet.

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Beautiful Photos TB! Thanks for sharing! Japan is truly an Epic place! Any kind of season is truly magical! :bow:


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Ok I took a few autumn pics from my area, unfortunately the nice leaves are very patchy this year, so not easy to find any decent trees, but anyway just a few pics, and I will add more if I see anything worth taking pics of.

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Nice Snowdude! Not brown at all
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Yes these ones were nice, but really limited actually.
Plenty of brown or half dead looking trees though.
When you look at those pics you probably think nah Snowdude is talking shit, but they were all taken in the same spot, because not many nice looking groups of trees this year, well at the moment anyway.
So I picked those on purpose for photos.
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