Mount Fuji: Stars Over the Hill
Starry sky; something I would have to give up if I live in the city
Side Story :
Last week, we went to climb Mount Fuji. It was a great trip — something I would remember and tell, but not to do over again.
As stubborn and unwise as I could be, I brought most of my photography gears: 2 camera bodies (the other one is my wife’s), four lenses (left 85mm at home), flash, and of course, the bulk and heavy tripod. I brought them thinking that I will have time to take photo.
I was wrong.
I don’t have a lot of time to take photo because we were constantly on the move — and it is unwise to take photo during breaks, because you are suppose to take a rest. It takes time to take photo in the dark; it takes time to set the tripod, it takes time to take long exposure, and it takes time to re-compose a photo.
It was also useless to bring all the lenses. The wind was very strong up there, and I don’t want to risk the dirt/dust into the camera while I change the lens.
On the way down, the landscape was breathtaking. However, it was raining so the camera was in the bag for most of the time. Took several photos, but not very satisfied with the result.
In the end, I took more than 60 photos, but most of them are useless.
Anyway, I will post some of them this week. So, let this week be “Mount Fuji” week.
Hope you enjoy it :-)…
*Mt. Fuji, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
PS: The photo on this post was taken after we walk for just 10 minutes. I was still all pumped up :D.