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Sumatakyo, Autumn colour to watch from Hiryu-basi (Hiryu bridge)
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寸又峡の遊歩道、一番奥まったところに架かっている「飛龍橋」は、昔この山奥を走っていた木材運搬用の森林鉄道の名残だ。おそらくこの橋に至る遊歩道も森林鉄道の軌道跡なのだろう。

飛龍橋は谷の底から100mほどの高さがあるという。橋から谷底を覗き見すると、その谷の深さを実感できる。そしてその谷一杯に紅葉の風景が広がっている。此処からの眺めは、確かに「絶景」の名に値する。

橋から下流側を眺めると、先には日光が当たっている。橋を渡ってすぐのところにも日が当たっている。しばらくすれば谷底にも日の光が当たるのではないだろうかと思い、しばらく待つのだが、一向にその気配はない。

それは当然のことだった。この付近、川は東西に流れていた。だから太陽も南側の山の稜線を東から西に動いていたので、山の上に現れて谷底に陽の光を当てることはついぞなかったのである。陽が高く上る夏場ならばまた話は別なのだろう。しかし秋の紅葉シーズン、この場所に日の当たることはないようだ。

橋を渡って上流の方向にも道は伸びている。しかし、その先は登山者と林業関係者のみの道であり、この先から観光客は立ち入ることはできない。

2014年11月18日 画像入れ替え

HDRの設定を再調整しました。日陰部分の彩度が向上しました。

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Uploaded: 18/11/2014
Updated: 02/12/2014
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Tags: shizuoka; valley; autumn colour; bridge
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