Seeing the sun set on Mount Fuji is… breathtaking. But watching it and its reflection from Lake Yamanaka is something else entirely. A few days ago I went on a quest to see (and photograph) Mount Fuji from all of its five lakes. I drove through winding roads to each of them in hopes of capturing its magic from different bodies of water (my extended post on that adventure is coming soon).
Of all the photos I took that day, this is by far my favorite. And the view from Lake Yamanaka, with its pink and sherbet sky, is hands down the best (in my opinion at least). Maybe it’s the enchantment of the sunset. Or how close the volcano seems. There’s just something so extraordinary and calming about being surrounded by all of this nature. There were people all around, but no one said a word. I think they were all in awe as well.