Lines in the Kawaguchiko sky

I’ve found it increasingly difficult to make a habit of writing, which is a shame because I have so many recent (and not-so-recent) photos and experiences that are worth sharing, and I really do enjoy writing about them. I began writing this blog post in May.

One of the many highlights of our recent Japan holiday involved sitting at the edge of Kawaguchiko in 0℃ weather watching the most incredible fireworks display from across the lake.

After the fireworks
After the fireworks

During our research it had come to our attention that Mt Fuji celebrates a special day, which would coincide with our time in Tokyo. We caught the Fuji-Q Highland bus from Shinjuku and had a magnificent day taking in the sights. After dinner that night, we visited the convenience store and, snacks in hand, found a spot on the edge of Lake Kawaguchi.

I excitedly set up my camera on its new GorillaPod, and waited for the fun to begin. It was my first time playing with the camera’s exposure, especially at night, so I was a bit nervous that I wouldn’t get nice photos. I don’t have a remote for my camera, so to avoid my shaky hand as I pushed the shutter release button I set a 2 second delay, followed by a 1 – 4 second exposure.

Overall I am fairly happy with some of the photos, especially the purple and the mushroom fireworks. It was wonderful to be able to enjoy such a unique celebration, which really topped our one night in Kawaguchi.

via Lines

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