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!