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Equipment & Techniques => Landscape & Nature Photography => Topic started by: Shakyphoto (Slim) on March 08, 2013, 04:42:55 PM

Title: Sunset looking at Mt. Fuji
Post by: Shakyphoto (Slim) on March 08, 2013, 04:42:55 PM
Hi Everyone,

Just posted this image to my blog.  I was kind of on the fence on whether to share it or not.  Please feel free to judge candidly.
This was picture of Mt. Fuji on a clear day at sunset from Shinjuku using a telephoto.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8468241634_162211c7ec_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Sunset looking at Mt. Fuji
Post by: gerafotografija on March 08, 2013, 09:32:14 PM
Stephen, you just made me realize that I am really very unobservant. I worked in Shinjuku on and off for a little while, alternating between Tokyo and Kamakura (interesting commute for a gaijin). Would you believe, I never noticed that you could see Fuji-san from Shinjuku?!

I'm not sure about this particular picture, but I really like the yakitori restaurant photo on your blog. Totally captures the atmosphere. Along those lines, have you seen anything by a local photographer named Junku Nishimura? Here's one that came to mind (http://www.flickr.com/photos/junku-newcleus/8395821335/in/photostream/) when I was looking at your shot. A little grittier, but I wouldn't hesitate to guess where either one was taken.
Title: Re: Sunset looking at Mt. Fuji
Post by: wolfnowl on March 08, 2013, 11:30:49 PM
Since I'm not much of a city shooter I find the foreground dominates the mountain/sky background too much and I probably would have aimed the camera higher to include a slice of the city but focusing more on what's behind it.  YMMV!

Mike.
Title: Re: Sunset looking at Mt. Fuji
Post by: Shakyphoto (Slim) on March 09, 2013, 12:21:45 AM
Stephen, you just made me realize that I am really very unobservant. I worked in Shinjuku on and off for a little while, alternating between Tokyo and Kamakura (interesting commute for a gaijin). Would you believe, I never noticed that you could see Fuji-san from Shinjuku?!

I'm not sure about this particular picture, but I really like the yakitori restaurant photo on your blog. Totally captures the atmosphere. Along those lines, have you seen anything by a local photographer named Junku Nishimura? Here's one that came to mind (http://www.flickr.com/photos/junku-newcleus/8395821335/in/photostream/) when I was looking at your shot. A little grittier, but I wouldn't hesitate to guess where either one was taken.

Ah yes, that is a great black and white.  Truthfully I am not very good at taking these types of photos, and my hit rate dismal.  I really got lucky taking the one on blog, so I don't expect to post many of these.  As for Mt. Fuji, it is usually too cloud to see.  Sunset I think is easier since it's backlit and you can see the silhouette better.
Title: Re: Sunset looking at Mt. Fuji
Post by: Shakyphoto (Slim) on March 09, 2013, 12:23:31 AM
Since I'm not much of a city shooter I find the foreground dominates the mountain/sky background too much and I probably would have aimed the camera higher to include a slice of the city but focusing more on what's behind it.  YMMV!

Mike.

I'll try working on it a bit more.
Title: Re: Sunset looking at Mt. Fuji
Post by: Shakyphoto (Slim) on March 17, 2013, 01:40:05 AM
Okay, I selected another photo and did a different crop on it.  Let me know which one you think is better or if neither is good.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8387/8564444334_18e3c3c450_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Sunset looking at Mt. Fuji
Post by: francois on March 18, 2013, 06:22:38 AM
Okay, I selected another photo and did a different crop on it.  Let me know which one you think is better or if neither is good.





I like this photo a lot, I think but it's only my opinion, that it's better than the first one you posted. Although Mt. Fuji isn't larger on the second one, it looks more "obvious" to me.