Over the course of this year, I’ve been trying to transition my photographic work more into the realm of nature. Although I do many kinds of photography, ultimately this is where I’d like to focus, along with some travel photography as well. Of course, Tokyo isn’t exactly rife with nature, and not having a car currently, it can make it difficult to find good places for that kind of work. There is, however, one area of Tokyo that does have a lot of nature. On the far western edge of Tokyo is Mt. Mitake. Though not part of the city itself, it is technically inside the Tokyo prefectural limits. There are actually a lot of mountains in the area, and it provides for a great nature getaway from the city, along with some gorgeous hikes. Earlier this week, I took one of those hikes out to an area called the Rock Garden, which is a gathering of moss covered rocks running between the mountains. Between the rocks flows a lovely little stream, and seeing as I was wanting to do some long exposure water photography, this fit my desires exactly. It was so nice, in fact, I had a hard time keeping from taking a stop every 30 feet to take another photo! I’ll definitely be going back sometime, but in the meantime here’s one of my favorites from the trip. Though summer isn’t totally done yet, autumn is showing glimmers here and there. This little orange leaf amongst the otherwise green forest I thought was a nice reminder of how near the season is.
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
Shot Info: f/9 | 144sec (ND Filter) | ISO160 | 15mm