I just realized that I really have not taken many images of Japan's iconic Mt. Fuji – I've climbed it multiple times, but have not really viewed it from a distance.  Hopefully I'll be able to fix that this year, starting with this shot.

This was taken with fellow 'togs +adithya anand , +Agustin Rafael Reyes , and +Jason Arney last weekend in Izu.  Big thanks especially to Jason and Agustin for planning in advance good spots to shoot from.  Also, all three were very good sports about enduring the occasional "matsuya maneuver", a special driving technique of mine that involves mixing up the left and right directions.  You should try it sometime, it does wonders for keeping one's passengers hearts thumping.

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  • February 12, 2013 - 01:54 | Permalink

    I need to get my shtuff on here quicker before y'all start embarrassing me with your pics!

  • February 12, 2013 - 01:58 | Permalink

    Impression walked Mt.Fuji
    Impression from a distance Mt.Fuji

    It interesting contrast!

  • February 12, 2013 - 02:00 | Permalink

    I believe in the Matsuya Maneuver! It's more effective than coffee or any other stimulant :p

  • February 12, 2013 - 02:00 | Permalink

    I don't think that will happen +adithya anand – we all took something different!

  • February 12, 2013 - 02:01 | Permalink

    +Yuuji Kone , indeed!  I was thinking about the same thing.  Especially if you zoom in the photo, you can see the walking trails that we climbed last year 🙂

  • February 12, 2013 - 02:01 | Permalink

    Wow, I have seen a lot of fuji pics, but never one with as many whites and greys instead of the iconic dark base.  I love it!

  • February 12, 2013 - 02:02 | Permalink

    +Agustin Rafael Reyes , exactly!  That's the only reason I did it, not because I got confused or anything like that.. "cough, ahem"

  • February 12, 2013 - 02:05 | Permalink

    Want to climb again this year!

  • February 12, 2013 - 02:11 | Permalink

    Thanks +Jack Webb !  I reckon the more even/muted lighting was because we were there at dawn to catch the sunrise (waking up just before 4AM to drive out here).  This let us catch the reddish glow of the sunrise on the side of the mountain, and reduced the usual harder contrasts.

  • February 12, 2013 - 02:12 | Permalink

    +Yuuji Kone , you are very genki!!

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