• well worth the few moments to view in the large size. trust me. it's pretty surreal.
  • it also makes a remarkably good desktop wallpaper :-)

yellow and green forest

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it may look to be a little oversharpened, but this is a forest of pine trees (the ones we normally call evergreen) which shed their needles just like leaves in the winter. the needles turn a glorious yellow and hold on for weeks and weeks before falling off.

taken on a drive through the Minakami area on northern Gunma in Japan.

thread_crazy, Bernard Schul, RobotJAM, and 50 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. young_einstein 103 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot!

  2. Buck Forester 103 months ago | reply

    This is a seriously fantastic shot!

  3. Hawkeye39 103 months ago | reply

    Wow! Great shot! I havent seen this before even tho I was in Gunma just recently!

  4. RobotJAM 103 months ago | reply

    Bob the colours in this are amazing, it has a real atmosphere.

  5. eScapes Photo 103 months ago | reply

    the sharpness doesn't hurt it all - it's a wonderful picture.

  6. Lazy B 103 months ago | reply

    Very atmospheric. Super colours and texture.
    (Found via 1-2-3 pool)

  7. Eric Hunt. 103 months ago | reply

    Wow - my first thought before reading your description was that there was some pollution event that caused a part of the forest to die.

    Surreal is right - great shot!

  8. Davidkb 103 months ago | reply

    Very beautiful!

  9. Jeff Epp 102 months ago | reply

    here's a closeup of the same type of trees a little later in the season.

    everorange trees?

  10. eqqman 102 months ago | reply

    Beautiful colors.

  11. smokingdrum 99 months ago | reply

    Lovely composition and colours - well seen!

  12. oma_k 98 months ago | reply

    nice atmosphere. maybe a bit too much sharpening

  13. wildphotons 85 months ago | reply

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  14. toptenpicturesblog 81 months ago | reply

    WoW! What an incredible picture!

    I keep a blog called Top Ten Pictures of the Day.
    I find ten pictures everyday that I feel are tops in some way

    I am pleased to say that this picture has made its way onto today’s post
    toptenpictures.blogspot.com/2007/09/japanese-trees.html

    It is both beautiful and excellent.
    Truly Wonderful!!!

    One of the Top Ten Japanese Tree Pictures!!!

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

  15. Asclepias 80 months ago | reply

    Beautiful picture -- but the trees are almost certainly larch trees, not pine trees.

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