Road trip with tokyo grapher
A trip around the Fuji Five Lakes in early spring Vol.2
From Lake Tanuki, we headed to Fumotoppara in Asagiri Kogen. This is a grassy plain at the foot of Mt.Fuji.
"I want to drink delicious coffee while looking at Mt. Fuji...". From my remarks, one of the members who loves the outdoors brought a set of tools that they are proud of. As for water, you can get natural water at the foot of Mt. Fuji.
Moisturize and reset your five senses
Our barista seems to be a go-getter, and within 10 minutes of our arrival, we had a café stand in the middle of a meadow.
When the coffee beans that were roasted to perfection were ground in the mill, a mellow aroma spread around. Invited by the scent, everyone gathers in groups of threes and fives. When everyone gathered around the cafe stand, the barista smiled and said, "Welcome."
When I received the coffee in order, I heard voices of "delicious!"
Come on, I'm getting hungry. Let's head to the restaurant where we have reserved lunch.
A carefree road trip is never enough to dine right. Encounter beautiful scenery, capture wonderful sights on camera, and eat delicious local food. I think a trip freed from everyday life is a good opportunity to reset your five senses.
Taking pictures of people in nature
While driving towards Lake Kawaguchi, I found an interesting place. This time I'm the discoverer (laughs)
I made sure I had a little more time before my lunch reservation, and sent the headlights to the cars ahead of me.
Is it thatch? Plants like withered pampas grass without ears are a thick bush.
In this wild scenery, the image of wanting to take a picture like this immediately came to my mind. Ask a friend to be a model and stand in the bush. In order to shoot from a slightly higher angle, I took out a stepladder from the car and set it up. I was able to take some unusual and surreal photos.
Of course, I think that the scenery created by nature is beautiful just by shooting it as it is. However, I believe that when a person enters a natural scene, the viewer can empathize with the person in the photograph.
It's a little different from a portrait, and rather than a person being the main character, it might be a photograph in which the surrounding nature is the main character. The surrounding scenery that the person will see. A photo that makes you feel the wind blowing at that moment, the smell of grass, soil, and the sea.
I've wanted to take pictures like that for a long time.
To be continued
Text by Koichi Miyase
Photography by Koichi Miyase and Akihito Nagata
Photographic equipment / iPhone 6S + tokyo grapher, Canon EOS 5D Mark2
Special thanks to Cafe Bibliotic Hello! (Kyoto)