Category Archives: Yamanashi Prefecture

Using Natural Framing In Photography

One of the most important aspects of good photography is framing, that is, where elements are placed within the image. It’s important to have a good balance so that the viewer’s eye has a natural place to go to when they see it. Thankfully, there are many cases where you don’t have to figure out…

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Mt Fuji Reflected In Rice Paddies

Just before I left the Mt Fuji area during my recent trip, I met up with Yuga Kurita to take some sunset photos. He has lived in the area for some time, and is an incredibly talented photographer with most of his photography being focused on Mt Fuji itself. I had not planned anything all…

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Kaneyama Waterfall In Yamanashi Prefecture Japan

Last week I took a brief trip to the Fuji Five Lakes area, which is at the base of Mt. Fuji. This area is known for its five lakes which were formed from eruptions of Fuji long in the past. Obviously the main attraction is Mt. Fuji itself and the great views of it from…

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Mt Fuji Sunrise On Lake Motosuko

This image is one that I took about a year ago from a sunrise on Lake Motosuko, at the base of Mt Fuji. There are five famous lakes scattered around Mt. Fuji, all formed presumably from past eruptions. Some of the lakes even used to be connected, but lava flows cut through and separated them….

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Sunrise Through The Pines

It was late April, and I had just completed a long night photographing the Milky Way and the beautiful colors of dawn on Lake Motosoku. Returning to my family’s campsite, I was tired and ready to enjoy some breakfast, assuming my photography was basically finished for the day. But then I saw the sunrise bursting…

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