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Other Views of Mount Fuji, Part 1

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 21 March 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

If you take the shinkansen between Tokyo and Osaka, this is the view you get of Mount Fuji. It is a spectacular volcano, but people often comment on the industrial foreground, which doesn't often feature in most beauty shots! To be fair, there are far more beautiful views from other sides of the volcano, which include national parks such as Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park http://japanalia.aminus3.com/image/2008-02-10.html. However, this is also part of the reality of what you see surrounding this famous location.

Not the best shots in the world, taken randomly while crouched by a window between cars on the shinkansen, but... it's Mount Fuji!

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

pretty good and sharp photo for a random on-the-spot shot!

21 Mar 2008 6:56am

@DarkElf: Cheers DarkElf! Gives you an idea of how big the target was...

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Wow, superb on-the-spot shot ;)

21 Mar 2008 7:05am

@Lorraine: Cheers Lorraine!

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Quebec, Canada

You are right, we don't often get to see Mount Fuji with the industrial surroundings, but that's our world... Good shot from a speeding train!

21 Mar 2008 10:35am

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thanks Wolfgang!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Of course it is Mt.Fuji and it is very well captured! Why, this image can be interpreted as "Japan, economic power versus Japan, spiritual power"! Well...not so spiritual nowadays when it comes to Fuji, but...it was a time when only few chosen people were permitted to climb the sacred mountain.
I must tell you that I got the "bug" with taking photos of Mt. Fuji very recently, but once it bit me...I'm really eager to get more! It would be wonderful to get on the "Fuji -5 lakes route" and with a bit of luck one can get fantastic shots, especially at sunset! Well, wishful thinking!
I used to think that it has a perfect shape, but it doesn't! So...nothing is perfect in this world!

21 Mar 2008 2:56pm

@Japanalia: Thanks for your comments Gabriela.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Quite a striking contrast.

21 Mar 2008 4:20pm

@Twelvebit: Thanks Twelvebit.

Jeff from Long Island, United States

Portrays an interesting contradiction of life...the awesome beauty of nature versus industrialization by man......

21 Mar 2008 7:10pm

@Jeff: Thanks Jeff.

Will from Gainesville, United States

cool shot...agree with everyone here...love the contrast between industrial urbanscape and the natural beauty of mt fuji:)

21 Mar 2008 9:00pm

@Will: Cheers Will!

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Nice to see an unusual view of Mount Fuji!

21 Mar 2008 10:10pm

@standley: Thanks standley!

Vikram from Chandler, United States

Great timing... Mt. Fuji with the industries! very unusual but nice photo!

21 Mar 2008 11:23pm

@Vikram: Thanks Vikram!