Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! (Autumn Illumination in Japan)

This is my first venture into the WordPress world of Weekly Photo Challenges. Now that I have an awesome new camera, I figured I might as well join in on the fun. This week’s challenge is to “share a photo that features a light source.”

While most of the world has moved on to winter, Christmas lights and all the rest, Autumn in Japan is just winding down. A couple of days ago I had the chance to visit Kourankei, a park in Aichi, Japan, famous for its Autumn leaves. This photo was taken on the second-to-last day of Kourankei’s nighttime illumination.

kourankei lit up

Pot lights set into the ground lit the leaves up brilliantly. The ground lights had a slight yellow-orange tinge to them, which enhanced the colours a bit. Other than that this photo is unfiltered and virtually unedited.

Here are a few more of my favourites from Kourankei’s illumination:

View of the bridge through the trees.

kourankei leaves illuminated

kourankei - leaves at dark

kourankei night jordan

See more of my photos of Kourankei at night, and with a different kind of light source during the daytime, in a longer blog post about the adventure here.

Also, check out these other awesome entries in the Weekly Photo Challenge:

Canberra Nara Candle Festival – TheBlackTwig

Pete, Morris, and maybe Siobhan – Rarasaur

A forest of lampposts – Parallel Lines

Lightning Over Nantucket – Broken Light

A candle in Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) – Ink and Scribbles

A special ornament – What Is It?!?

Did you come here from the photo challenge? What do you think of my first ever entry? Share your own link below and I promise to stop by! 🙂


11 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! (Autumn Illumination in Japan)

    • Thanks! It was definitely spectacular. Howdy! I’ve been to Houston a couple of times… everyone has swimming pools, from what I could tell. Awesomeness. Cheers!

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  4. Yay! I’m happy you are now participating the Weekly Photo Challenge. And what a way to start it. Great photos!

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