Mt Fuji’s Cradle

The Story Behind the Image: Mt Fuji’s Cradle

Location: Nama-kon beach, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan
Date: March 17th, 2015
Camera: Canon 50D
Lens: 70-200 2.8L IS USM
Exposure: 1/500 f8.0
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 100mm

Mt Fuji puts on a show 24/7, 365 days a year.

Being one of the power spots on earth, it does draw you to it, even if you have seen it many times before.

I love all of its phases, from its Winter snow-covered top to the silhouette at sunset during the long hot Japan Summer days.

Living in Hiratsuka in Shonan, I was fortunate enough to have this view from my local beach. I’ve taken shots of Mt Fuji in all seasons, but this has to be one of my favourite landscape photography photos.

With the sun setting over the Izu peninsula, it almost seems like the foothills of Mt Fuji are cradling it – hence the name, Mt Fuji’s Cradle.

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