The beach and the city

January 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

While the previous shots of Mt Fuji were taken from the beach at Miho-no-Matsubara, I didn't show much of the beach itself. Time to rectify this.

You approach the beach on a path which goes by the modest name of "神の道" - literally, "the path of the Gods".

 

 

 

This leads to the entrance to the beach with the attendant pine trees ("matsubara" means something like "field of pines" or "plain of pines")

 

 

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Some more of the sea, but this time showing it in relation to humans.

 

 

 

 

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While this next one may not be the best photo I've shot in terms of technique or composition, I don't think I've ever had better light. Jay Maisel says that if you're not scared of losing a shot, it's not a good enough shot. When I turned round and saw the light here, I was, to use a colloquially British term, bricking it.

 

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Seems to be a good note on which to leave the beach and head to the capital. We made our way to the station to catch the Shinkansen, and I took the opportunity to get a shot that I normally don't have the opportunity to shoot. This is because I live in Nagoya, which is a major Shinkansen station and at which all trains stop, without exception. This time, however, we were going to Tokyo from a station through which some trains pass, and to see them blast through the station is quite a sight : the speed is awe-inspiring. Cue a low shutter speed, stabilization function on, a fairly wide angle and some decent timing :

 

 

 

The next morning, the Tokyo shooting got going in earnest.

 

 

 

 

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Our first "trip" within Tokyo was to a market. It was some way out, necessitating a fairly long bus ride. The place had a kind of Tsukiji-ish feel to it, minus the sheer chaos of that place.

 

 

 

 

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To wrap this one up, a couple of slightly abstract shots taken outside the main market area

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plenty more to come from Tokyo in the next entry, which should be next week.

 

Thanks for looking!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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