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First light over Fuji-san The mighty, the sacred, the eternally mysterious - central to the identity of Japan and her people. <br />
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For me, a pilgrimage of sorts; to finally stand before this most beautiful of natural wonders, a deeply moving 24 hours in my life. Fuji-san leaves one breathless and bewildered. Parting earth and sky with remarkable symmetry, its beauty beyond description in text or letter, no poem powerful enough to create the emotion in one&#039;s heart and mind upon seeing for the first time, in person and close at hand.<br />
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I arose the second morning at 5am to witness first light falling on the sleeping giant, and the sunrise upon Lake Kawaguchiko before me.<br />
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Mount Fuji is an active stratovolcano and the tallest mountain in Japan, standing at 3,776 meters (12,380 feet). Fuji-san,Geotagged,Honshu,Japan,Lake Kawaguchiko,Mount Fuji,Volcano,Winter,landscape,mountain,scenery,stratovolcano Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

First light over Fuji-san

The mighty, the sacred, the eternally mysterious - central to the identity of Japan and her people.

For me, a pilgrimage of sorts; to finally stand before this most beautiful of natural wonders, a deeply moving 24 hours in my life. Fuji-san leaves one breathless and bewildered. Parting earth and sky with remarkable symmetry, its beauty beyond description in text or letter, no poem powerful enough to create the emotion in one's heart and mind upon seeing for the first time, in person and close at hand.

I arose the second morning at 5am to witness first light falling on the sleeping giant, and the sunrise upon Lake Kawaguchiko before me.

Mount Fuji is an active stratovolcano and the tallest mountain in Japan, standing at 3,776 meters (12,380 feet).

    comments (11)

  1. Stunning Ruth! Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you Claire. Posted one month ago
  2. Excellent! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful image! Posted one month ago
    1. My pleasure. Posted one month ago
  3. Thats a heck of a photo Ruth, for that empty spot on your wall. Posted one month ago
    1. Many thanks Paul. Posted one month ago
  4. Poetry in both pixels and the back story, wonderful! Posted one month ago
    1. I'm glad I managed to convey how special this moment in my life was Ferdy, thank you. Posted one month ago, modified one month ago
  5. Speechless over this masterpiece. Posted one month ago
    1. It was worth the freezing toes, nose and fingers! Thank you so much Christine. Posted one month ago
      1. It sounds like an unforgettable experience and a memory to treasure. Posted one month ago

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Uploaded Apr 2, 2020. Captured Feb 13, 2020 05:40 in 1057-3 Azagawa, Fujikawaguchiko, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0303, Japan.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/10.0
  • 10/1000s
  • ISO2000
  • 40mm