Autumn leaves in Tokyo: out and about with the Hasselblad H4D-40

Autumn leaves in Tokyo: out and about with the Hasselblad H4D-40

Autumn is always my favourite season in Japan, all be it that we’ve had a few odd autumns over the past few years. Here’s a few shots from a recent walk around Tokyo.

There used to be a time when you could set your watch by the seasons in Japan. That time has one, not just in Tokyo either. Seasonal variations in weather have resulted in weirder weather everywhere and in Japan that sort of means we now have just two seasons: warm and cold. Autumn was slow coming to Tokyo this year but once it started to arrive, it was nice that it coincided with me having a little free time to talk a walk.

The shots in this set are from a walk I did from the avenue of gingko trees in Gaienmae (where there were so many people, I ended up mostly shooting fallen leaves on the floor) through to Yoyogi Park and Meiji Jingu Shrine.

As well as the leaves, there are a few nice shots of the newly refurbished copper roof at the shrine. If you haven’t been there for a while, do go back: the roof looks stunning.

Everything here was shot on my Hasselblad H4D-40 with the 80mm HC 2.8 lens. The files have had very minimal adjustments in Phocus. None were edited in Photoshop.

The super faithful colour is the main reason I love owning this camera. It really does reduce the need for lengthy post-pro.

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