Kochia at Hitachi Seaside Park

Earlier this week I took a trip with my oldest daughter to the Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki Prefecture. If you’ve followed my work, you may remember some photos from there during a past spring, when the fields there are covered in blue nemophilia flowers. It’s a truly magical sight! In the autumn, they cover these same fields with kochia – the small red bushes you see in the photo below. They start off green, and then slowly turn red over the course of the season. Unfortunately, we arrived a little bit late, so the colors were on their way out, but it was still beautiful to see in person. Guess I’ll just have to visit a little earlier next year!

Camera: Nikon D610
Lens: Nikon 16-35mm f/4 VR
Shot Info: f/10 | 1/125 sec | ISO100 | 16mm

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