Category: Mountains

Les Taylor Photography

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...

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 that special, but he recommended we photograph Fuji along some local rice paddies, and I’m so glad he did! These...
Photo of Milky Way and Mt Fuji

Simple Tips For Shooting The Milky Way

Last year when visiting the Fuji Five Lakes area with my family I took some photos of the Milky Way over Mt Fuji, but having not prepared all that well, I did not end up getting any shots I liked. During my trip this year I was set on rectifying that mistake. Thankfully the weather worked out well and I was able to get some photos I’m pleased with. Along with sharing those photos in...
Mt Fuji Sunrise

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. I’ve been to four of the five (I’ve not yet visited Yamanakako, though that is on my list to do...
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...