As the sky rolls, so know halos the wisdom of earth.
Images like these are well removed from my comfort range, but anyone willing to face forward knows discomfort is the one catalyst for improvement. +Jeff Austin's tireless hunts opened my eyes to simple potential my immature mind frequently misses. As always, thank you.
Photography has allowed me to observe and discover in ways I would have never imagined. Perhaps I was merely unobservant in the past. I’ve learned the subtle narrow gradation only seen in winter sunsets are distinctly unique.
Clouds of fire surround Fuji as the sun’s last light wanes. Ice riddled shores know night soon falls.
Once again I have +Yuga Kurita to thank for this opportunity. His unparalleled regional knowledge provided countless compositions. I spent the day encouraging him to take up guide work; hopefully he gives it deep consideration.
You crazy (double) diamond Fuji! The sun crests over the top of Mt Fuji and welcomes in the new year.
While it could be said, with the right weather, everyday offers two chances for a Diamond Fuji somewhere in Japan, despite my best efforts, until now I had only been greeted with a sea of clouds.
I have +Yuga Kurita to thank for this shot… without his masterful guidance and deep generousity I would have attempted my New Year’s shot from what are mostly inaccessible ruins (Yokohama Skywalk) and missed this glorious event.
Chances are you already follow him, but if not, there’s simply nobody putting out better Mt Fuji work.
Fuji watches over the Yokohama bay as the year wanes.
Since the Bay Bridge Sky Walk is closed, I took this from a nearby pier… clearly off limits, but the old man manning his tripod and camera looked like he belonged, so I pressed my luck. As the best light rolled in, security came by to sweep us out and I complied… the old man came over and gave them a word and we were allowed to stay. Seems the warm tidings of the year carried a little further.
Talked to the old man I learned the area used to have a lot of photographers visit, but an incident occurred, security got strict, and now it is mostly desolate.
Despite the fierce cold of the ocean, the perfect gradients and endless views have changed my view of winter.