As The Sun Goes Down…
And the moon comes up – magical changes are happening every day. Getting bit on the arms and legs by mosquitoes never stopped me from taking a good sunset, no sir! Here’s the latest story:
Sometimes when I get home from work I’ll be tidying up or unloading my bag when the whole house seems to turn orange. Starting with the kitchen, the light floods the single hallway, turning the wood floor a delicious auburn color; the white walls reflect the light all the way throughout the house; it’s like my house just caught fire.
When that happens I usually, nonchalantly, walk out my front door and take a peek. Depending on how good the light and cloud cover looks, I’ll either 1). quietly close the door and resume my work or 2) haul ass with my tripod and my camera and a lens or two and drive out to one of two spots – Gokatsura Lake to the west or Tamaru Castle to the east.
Because the position of the sun isn’t quite there yet at Gokatsura (best from around September to March), last week I headed out to Tamaru Castle to hopefully get a good view from atop the ruins.
Was definitely NOT disappointed! Chasing light is always hit or miss – but when it’s a hit it’s really, really good.
You can see a vertical shot of moonrise here.
Hope you enjoyed this! My last sunset of the area, probably. I move out in t-minus 3 days. After that it’s up to Suzuka for two weeks with Kanako. I might head out on a road trip during that time, or hit up the zoo in Nagoya so stay tuned for more posts 🙂 Thanks for reading!
Man, you never cease to amaze! Glad to see that you’re giving the 7D some love for landscapes once in awhile =P It must be great to have a car to just head anywhere you like whenever you like… I’m gonna enjoy that once I get home to Michigan, though I have a feeling that your epic national parks are gonna trump me every time. ポートレートで勝負するしかないな！
Yeah man you certainly have the drinking and partying scene covered 😉 And the cityscapes – not much of that around here for me. I’ll be trading in the fields for the bright lights though so we’ll see how my withdrawal syndrome goes. I might have to hit up those national parks sooner than I expect 🙂
Can’t believe we’ve only hung out twice, feel like I’ve known you for way longer than that. Keep up the blog man, one of the few lifelines I’ll have back to Japan for sometime hehe.
Oh I also might go back to shooting jpgs 😛 That last shot of the moonrise was jpg, basically as shot with a bit of rotation to correct sloppy hand holding. Like shooting film right? haha!