Light water ripples

There are many reasons to include water within the landscape; harnessing the play of light off water is one of them. 

Visiting a public park in northern Tokyo, Rikygi-en, when walking around large ponds surrounded by Japanese acer trees, light broke through the dappled shade created by the tree canopies. 

Upon hitting the surface of the pond the light was reflected up onto the underside of tree boughs illuminating their leaves.

A gentle breeze then made ripples on the water creating a memorable effect of light rippling under the lower tree branches.