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 through the trees around the campground, and I knew I had to capture it.

This particular campground is expansive, and while I’m sure it gets crowded during peak season, on this day I think we were the only campers there. For me that was a great combination – plenty of area to explore with no concern of persons or tents being in the frame. Shooting this incredible sunrise through the pine filled woods of Mt Fuji was a great way to start the day (or end the night, depending on how you look at it). As a photographer, and just as a person, it’s always nice when things just fall into place like that.

Camera: Nikon D610
Lens: Nikon 16-35mm
Shot Info: f/10 | Multiple Exposures (HDR) | ISO160 | 16mm

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