Category: Lakes

Mt Fuji on Lake Saiko

Lightroom Only || Mt Fuji On Lake Saiko

This is an image I took last summer during a trip to the Mt. Fuji Five Lakes area. Before this trip, I had been to three of the lakes: Kawaguchiko, Shojiko, and Motosuko, but had not yet been to Yamankako or Saiko. Out of the remaining two, Saiko was easily my favorite. Although the view of Mt. Fuji is partially obstructed at Saiko, the natural beauty and serenity of the lake made up for it....
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Autumn On Lake Haruna || Lightroom Only

A couple of weeks ago I took a visit to Lake Haruna in Gunma Prefecture with my friend Anthony Wood. We were shown around by an older gentleman who is a friend through church – he grew up in the area, so he knows a lot of the best places to photograph. It’s always nice to have a connection with a local when it comes to photography!¬†For lunch we ate at a restaurant in a...

Two Stones of the Highland – Lightroom Only

This is a photo I took back in August along Highland Lake in New Hampshire. I’ve shared a couple of photos I took on this evening, but this photo I edited totally in Lightroom. In fact, about 75% of the edits to this photo were done on my iPad in Lightroom Mobile. I’ve written before on why you need to have Lightroom Mobile if you have a mobile device, so here I’ll just say that...
Sunset on Highland Lake New Hampshire

Jumping The Gun On The Sun

As a photographer there are few experiences more enjoyable than photographing a spectacular sunset. But there are two things I’ve observed in this regard that I’d like to share today, in hopes of helping you get get better sunset photos yourself. Firstly, people tend to leave shortly after the sun goes over the horizon. This isn’t just a tourist phenomenon either – photographers with tripods and expensive gear will pack up shop as soon as...
Lake Motosuko Mt Fuji

Lake Motosuko and The Milkyway

During a camping trip with my family and mother-in-law to Lake Motosuko, one of my goals was to try some astrophotography. I’ve shot a lot of nature here on earth, but not much focused on space, so it seemed like a great opportunity to do just that. I headed out very early in the morning to a viewpoint along Lake Motosuko, and remained there all the way through sunrise. I was pretty amazed when I...