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posted: October 31st, 2014
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Okay, now it's 1:10 PM and we are continuing our hike along the Ochuudou Trail from the Subaru Line 5th Station of Mt. Fuji to Okuniwa. We are continuing to have wonderful weather, in fact practically unbelievable weather. Enjoy the view with us, won't you!   Click on any thumbnail to begin.

October 25th Continues from Page 2 (at 1:10 PM)
  The first shot in this row shows distant scenery and the nice yellow colors of the Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi). The 2nd shot again shows Mt. Yatsugatake way off in the distance - please remember that Mt. Yatsugatake is about 76 km (47 mi) distant at a compass bearing of 334°. The 3rd shot is looking up towards the summit of Mt. Fuji
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  Here comes Kazuya walking towards me on the Ochuudou Trail in the first shot. The 2nd shot is once again distant scenery and the 3rd shot shows a small piece of this face of Mt. Fuji. The outlined area is the area included in the first photo in the next row.
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  Here is the outlined area from the previous photo and then a shot of me, with the summit of Mt. Fuji behind me. The 3rd shot is another distant scenery shot with lots of yellow Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi).
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  Here is another shot of this face of Mt. Fuji - and an outlined area, which of course is shown in the second photo.
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  WOW! Such beauty! And, the sun has now moved around enough so that we are getting great lighting and it's no longer necessary to take exposure-bracketed shots and process them as Tone-mapped images.
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  Now some light clouds are kind of beginning to come and go across the face of the mountain, but it's not a problem for us. These clouds all show virga trails!
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  Here is a shot of me shooting some photos. That's followed by an amazing yellow/gold Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi) branch. The 3rd shot shows several Japanese Larch and their colors.
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  What can be said that the photos themselves do not already say?
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  The first shot in this row has an old abandoned hut in it - wonder how many years since it was last used? The 2nd shot shows more yellow, blue, red, brown and orange beauty and the 3rd shot is another of Mt. Yatsugatake off in the distance.
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  The first shot in this row is again Mt. Yatsugatake and when I processed it I managed to bring out some interesting colors in the foreground mountains and also reduce the haze in the background. The 2nd shot is of another Japanese Larch branch. The 3rd shot shows more nice colors of autumn.
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  Here are the final 3 shots. These were all taken from a view spot at the Okuniwa Hut. The 2nd and 3rd ones are identical Tone-mapped images, but the 3rd one is larger size for your added appreciation. That 3rd shot is the one which is used on this month's index page and I think I should also put it on the Special Items Page as soon as I can find time to do so. Maybe by the time you are reading this, it will be there!
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  Here is the cover of our latest in the "Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Mountains" series of books. This newest one is - Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 13: Mt. Yatsugatake (Mt. Akadake), which was approved for sale on October 22, 2014. You can find a Details page and a sample PDF file for this book HERE (new window or tab). With 208 pages and about 216 photos it is the longest one yet! This is the final book in the series - at least for now - we need to climb some more of the 100 Famous Mountains before we can write the next one.
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End October 25th, End October 2014's Photos, Begin Miscellaneous Links
  Here are links to separate web pages - all of them will open in a new window (or new tab). The first link shows some photos of our DVD Collection, an AVI Movie of our Home Theater System and 9 photos of our Sharp Aquos TV. The 2nd link shows our entire DVD collection in DVD Profiler (if you're asking yourself what might be good to rent for the weekend). The DVD's will be sorted by date purchased. You can click on the "Title" Column to sort that way if you desire. The 3rd link shows our entire DVD collection in php DVD Profiler, which is much more sophisticated than the plain vanilla DVD Profiler just above it. The 4th link takes you to a set of pages which show you the FRONT cover-art of our entire DVD collection.

January 1, 2013 - DVD Collection & Home Theater System





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Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 1: Mt. Daisetsu (Mt. Asahidake Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 2: Mt. Chokai (Choukai) Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 3: Mt. Gassan Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 4: Mt. Hakkoda & Mt. Zao
Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 5: Mt. Kumotori Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 6: Mt. Shirane (Kusatsu) Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 7: Mt. Shibutsu Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 8: Mt. Kiso-Komagatake
Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 9: Mt. Kitadake Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 10: Mt. Mizugaki Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 11: Mt. Shiroumadake (includes Mt. Shakushidake & Mt. Yarigatake Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 12: Mt. Tate (Tateyama)
Climbing a Few of Japan's 100 Famous Mountains - Volume 13: Mt. Yatsugatake (Mt. Akadake) Outdoor Photography of Japan: Through the Seasons Outdoor Photography of Japan: Through the Seasons - Volume 1 of 3 (Winter & Spring) Outdoor Photography of Japan: Through the Seasons - Volume 2 of 3 (Summer)
Outdoor Photography of Japan: Through the Seasons - Volume 3 of 3 (Autumn) Some Violets of Eastern Japan - 2nd Edition English - Ilokano AND Ilokano - English Dictionary English - Ilokano and Ilokano - English Dictionary - With Some Notes on Ilokano Culture
A Book of Anagrams - An Ancient Word Game A Book of Anagrams - An Ancient Word Game: Volume #2 Forest Resource & Allowable Cut - Fairbanks Working Circle (Alaska) Japan Outdoors
Heaven and Hell in the Philippines: Journal of a Peace Corps Volunteer 2017 Print Calendars 2018 Print Calendar



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Climbing a Few of Japan's
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Climbing a Few of Japan's
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