My hometown in Japan, Hagi, is famous for oranges. As soon as Autumn turned to winter they were everywhere. Beach towns are a little depressing in winter, as though they are hibernating for a while, so the oranges were a welcome addition to brighten up the town. There are groves where you can walk for free as well as individual trees dotted around the place. I’m always tempted to take some fruit but I’m worried there might be an unwritten rule- jailed for stealing an orange.
An unusually warm winters day, with a clear sky, I thought it would be the perfect time to photograph one of the groves- striking oranges and vibrant greens, all set against a deep blue sky. I ended up with these favourites-