Photos from Mount Mitsutogesan in Yamanashi prefecture, on the far western outskirts of the Greater Tokyo Area.
Pictures taken with an Olympus em-1 and M.Zuiko 12–40mm 2.8 or 75mm 1.8; or on the iPhone X.
In the spirit of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and sumi-e monochrome ink painting, some judicious processing in Olympus Workspace, DxO PhotoLab, and Adobe Lightroom has been applied to emphasize the feel of this dramatic landscape.
Pictures of the active volcano Mount Iozan in eastern Hokkaido, August 2019.
Mount Iozan (“Mount Sulfur”), in Akan Mashu National Park, eastern Hokkaido, in August. Climbing Meakandake my “favourite” active volcano called off on account of rain, so Iozan’s hissing fumaroles were as close to a photogenic hellscape as we got this trip 🙂
Processed using Oly art filters, LR, and PhotoLab to create a certain “fuinke,” or atmosphere, rather than a literal depiction of colour and light conditions at that moment in time. Now ya know 🙂