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Rural Japan: Winter



A wet morning waiting for a train to pass by.

A wet morning waiting for a train to pass by.
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Contest Finalist in Enchanting Landscapes Photo Contest
Legendary Award
Contest Finalist in Inspiring Landscapes Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Wonders of the World Photo Contest
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People's Choice in Train Lovers Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Train Lovers Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018
Runner Up in Spectacular Bridges Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Spectacular Bridges Photo Contest
Runner Up in Gorgeous Rivers Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Gorgeous Rivers Photo Contest
Winner in Bridges Photo Challenge
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World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
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Spectacular Bridges Photo ContestTop 10 class
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18 Comments | Report
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 15, 2018
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
markaament
 
markaament March 16, 2018
Beautiful photo, congrats on the win!
JeremyElford
 
JeremyElford March 16, 2018
Great shot - well done!A well deserved winner, without a doubt!
Gking57
 
Gking57 April 21, 2018
Beautiful reflection
Immortalphoto PRO
 
Immortalphoto April 24, 2018
Wow amazing shot πŸ‘Œ
Neckbone
 
Neckbone June 28, 2018
Nice capture!
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose June 30, 2018
Excellent shot, you have a freat gallery!
garymintz PRO
 
garymintz July 04, 2018
pretty, captured beautifully
simonparry
 
simonparry July 25, 2018
Outstanding capture..
MaryMarie
 
MaryMarie July 26, 2018
Congratulations on the win!! It's beautiful!
BantamBluePhotography Platinum
 
BantamBluePhotography July 26, 2018
Congratulations on your award. This was my favourite shot. Class
MontyRPennington
 
MontyRPennington October 15, 2018
Great Image! Congratulations on being a finalist in "Train Lovers Contest"
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 11, 2018
Stunning photo
vaibhavi
 
vaibhavi July 25, 2019
Amazing! This picture somewhat reminds me of Hogwarts and Harry Potter! Great image :)
Bernadette23
 
Bernadette23 August 07, 2021
Majestic
monikasigrist Platinum
 
monikasigrist November 19, 2021
Magical. viewbug.com/challenge/winterwonderland-photo-challenge-by-monikasigrist - would be an honor if you could participate πŸ™πŸ»β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ πŸ˜πŸ‘‹πŸ» - thank you very much πŸš‚
JeonJuan
 
JeonJuan Feb 20
Beautiful photo. Congrates
hehthurrhazrduss
 
Amazing!!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in the rural mountainous region of Fukuishima, Japan.
Time
I had planed out this image ahead of time. I decided I wanted to take an early morning photo of this area right when the train was passing by.
Lighting
I needed this photo to be taken with overcast weather so that the suns rays wouldn't harshly effect the white snow. With the cloud cover, I was able to get an even brightness to my photo.
Equipment
I used a DJI Mavic drone to create this shot. I had seen images of this area but they were all take from the same viewpoint. With the ease of my drone I was able to capture this place at a different angle.
Inspiration
I wanted to show that world how beautiful Fukushima is and how it's not just that place that had the huge earthquake.
Editing
Yes this image is a vertical panorama. I stitched 3 images together to get this and other small post processing to make it pop.
In my camera bag
I usually carry my drone, my Sony a7r for landscape and my Nikon D500 with either the 70- 200 f/2.8 for landscape or my 200-500 for wildlife.
Feedback
Do your research ahead of time. I only own 3 drone batteries, so this only allowed me around 50 min max to get the shot. I looked at the trains timetable and guesstimated between the 2 nearest station what time the train would be arriving on the bridge. I used my first battery to find the best location for the shot and then used the next one to wait and shoot the location once the train arrived.

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