Views from Mount Mitakesan
At least twice a year for the last eleven years, usually in December and May, R. and I make a pilgrimage to Mount Mitakesan in the Okutama mountains west of Tokyo. It’s our power spot, one of them, and it’s where we chose to exchange vows when we got married almost five years ago.
I’ve taken many, many pictures from Mitakesan and surrounding mountains in those 11 years, and a gallery is on the way… On our most recent trip, we were struck by the unkai sea of clouds on the first night – and the summit-top sunrise on the second.
As usual, all pictures taken on an Olympus e-p5 with a trio of primes: the 17, 25, and 45. All of these pictures have been heavily post processed in Lightroom 5 and DxO Optics 10 – mostly with the Contrasty Landscape setting (a couple with Realistic HDR). And, as an aside, this is one of the first portfolios I’ve viewed on the new iMac Retina computer. Breathtaking.