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Are 11 hours
through the night
worth this photo?
I really asked myself this question as I stood at the summit of Fuji-San in Tokyo, Japan
. Me and three friends started around 8 pm
at the bottom
of the volcano
. We hiked up
the whole night
until we arrived at the summit
around 5 pm
. Gasping for air I stood there and watched the spectacular sunrise
above the pacific
I can tell you the sunrise
and definitely worth the hike!
The bad thing was the descent.
We arrived in a really aggressive mood
around 14 pm
at the bottom. You can or cannot imagine the scene.
The whole night there was the stress of hiking and after you got the present of seeing the sunrise you still have to hike down
at temperatures close to zero degree
with the fine stones
that lash into your face
and through your Jeans.
I am not sure if I would do the trip again but in the end it was worth it. So I possibly would :)
Besides this is one of the advanced shots
. As the clouds
really really fast
you are not able to do HDR techniques
The clouds they destroy the whole HDR calculation
. As I browsed my shot I found 2 that are possible to be processed. One of them you see here.
of a Raw file
can be seen in the clouds
at the foreground.
You see that in the parts of the image where the sun does not shine it is really dark. You cannot restore the parts from the file.
A gradient ND Filter
might help here.
These days Flickr is like therapy
for me. I am writing my Master exams
and there is a lot of work. I don’t have that much time for photography. But after every test, like today, I upload a shot.
Also thanks for commenting, faving or showing love on my recent images. I read everything you guys write and try to come back to your streams as far as time allows.
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