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This page continues the Autumn Color tour of November 18th, starting at 1:01 PM. Now we're at Mitake taking photos of the Famous Ginkgo Tree, which we visit every year in November. There are 20 additional photos from the 18th on this page. After that we jump forward in time to November 24th and a trip to our local Nogawa and Musashino Parks. We went for a quick look to see if there were any fall colors yet and we ended up with over 200 photos in total for the 2 of us. Click on any thumbnail to begin.

November 18th Continues From Page 3 (1:01 PM)
  Here is another shot of the Famous Ginkgo Tree from the small pedestrian bridge we used to cross the river. The 2nd photo shows the Famous Ginkgo on the left, the highway bridge over the Tama River and the Red Maples, used to frame the Ginkgo photos, on the right. The 3rd photo shows the Red Maples which everybody uses to frame their Ginkgo photos. Such amazing Fall Colors.
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  The first 2 shots show the Red Maples, on the opposite side of the river now. Those are the Red Maples which we (and everybody else) use to frame our shots of the Famous Ginkgo Tree. The 3rd shot is the Famous Ginkgo Tree, from under it.
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  The first 2 shots show you the Famous Ginkgo, from under it. The 3rd shot shows the Red Maples on the opposite side of the Tama River.
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  Kazuya and the Famous Ginkgo and then some Red Maple Trees and their reflections in the Tama River. The 2nd photo is a panorama - I took one shot of just the water and a 2nd shot of the trees and joined them - I thought that might enhance the reflection more, but it did not. I increased the vibrance and saturation to make the reflection show up as much as it does in the 2nd image. The 3rd image is made up of 3 exposure-bracketed images merged into an HDR image with Photomatix Pro using the Details Enhancer Option.
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  The 1st and 3rd photos show the Famous Ginkgo and its reflection in the river. The 2nd photo shows some very nice reds.
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  Here are the final 2 photos of the Famous Ginkgo for 2012. The 3rd shot is a nice Red Maple.
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  Here is kind of a close-up of a brilliantly colored Red Maple branch and then a relatively close photo of an amazingly Orange Maple branch.
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  On November 24th Kazuya and I bicycled to 2 of our local parks - Nogawa Park and Musashino Park. We did not really expect to find much yet in the way of Autumn Colors, but we were surprised. In this row are 2 shots of a Ginkgo tree and a Red Maple tree which came out quite nice. In 3rd position is a red berried tree which I have no idea what it is. Ah, thanks very much to a reader - the red berried tree is Idesia polycarpa. Google it if you would like more details.
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  In 1st and 3rd positions are shots of a Winter Cherry Tree. This is more blossoms than we have EVER seen before on Winter Cherry Trees.
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  In first and second positions are some amazing orange colors on Zelkova serrata (Japanese zelkova) leaves. In 3rd position is a nice red maple as seen through some green leaves.
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  Here is one more shot of the orange leaves of a Zelokva serrata tree and then in 2nd and 3rd positions are shown the male flowers of the Cedrus deodara (Himalayan Cedar) tree.
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  WOW! A photograph cannot begin to show the actual beauty of this row of Red Maple Trees along the No River (Nogawa in Japanese).
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  Two more beautiful shots of the Red Maples and then a shot of a yellow Ginkgo tree.
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  Maples and a Ginkgo.
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  An orange leaved maple and some red colored maple leaves followed by 3 exposure-bracketed photos which have been Tone-mapped with Photomatix Pro using the Details Enhancer Option. Note the weird clouds in this image.
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  I'll let the photos tell their own story.
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  I was kind of disgusted with that person for sitting in my photo, but it ended up looking nice - somebody sitting and enjoying the fall colors. The 2nd shot shows a man on his bicycle so that you can get a nice idea of the scale of things. The 3rd shot is very similar to the first shot in this row, but without the person in it - which shot do YOU think tells a more interesting story?
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  SO AMAZING!
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  Red and then a bunch of yellow on the ground.
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  A close shot of a red leaved maple tree and then a close shot of an orange leaved maple tree.
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End November 24th, End Page 4, End November 2012's Photos
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