秋の芸北2021（二日目） / North Hiroshima in Autumn 2021 – day 2
I get up in the dark to take a pre-dawn landscape shot. The sky was clear with stars, so I took some test shots while preparing soup. It is a chilly time of year, but there are a good number of campers.
Yawata Marshland as the sky began to turn white. As I continued to take pictures, the fog gradually began to appear, and the pictures were full of flare-like images. However, even when I could see a little of the surrounding area, there was no fog…? It was nothing to worry about; the humidity from the marsh had fogged up the lens as it was cooled by the cold air. By the time I realized it, the sky was getting brighter and I couldn’t see many stars.
From the marshland boardwalk. The boards were wet with morning dew and terribly slippery. I slipped and fell as hard as I could, not noticing the subtle slope.
The purple clover stood out strangely by the side of the road in the still dimly lit marshland. It seems to be an invasive species that came here as a pasture grass during the Meiji period (1868-1912). This marshland used to be a pasture, so it may have something to do with that.
The silver grass colony is another popular spot. As it was getting light, elderly people were coming to take pictures in groups.
Although the forest was dimly lit, the contrast between the yellow and the green of the bamboo grass caught my attention.
I wondered if it was a Pale Thrush? I thought it was, but it was Eyebrowed Thrush.
I took a belly full of colorful pictures, so I’ll end with this one, modestly.