Snowy Niseko/Japan

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Finally I think I figured how to best present photos on the web and sorry for all the huge files I posted prior to this. I guess it was a bit of a pain to load them. Let’s see how this works. So feedback and any tips are welcome.

 

Once a year I try to hit Japan in winter with my two sons so they have a chance to ski and I to have the chance to get some “fresh air” in contrast to the humid hot air in Singapore. I admit it’s not the cheapest way combined with a bit of a hassle of travel to get this usually for only 4-6 days. Most of the time we used to visit Clubmed in Sahoro but the kids getting older so I try to explore other areas. Hokkaido though in winter is great as there will be a lot of “natural” powder snow. So again it was Hokkaido but this time Niseko.

The impressions of snowy Niseko were captured with the Fuji X-T1 paired either with the 10-24mm or XC 55-230mm. The challenge I find myself with snow landscapes is that it tends to get a blueish tint even more with the XC lense which in addition produces low contrast results – but nothing which can’t be fixed in post processing. One thing I noticed is all photos are ISO 200 but I can’t remember anymore whether I accidentally turned the dial or the camera made the selection (looking at some shutter speed not sure..hmm)

 

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I admit this one’s heavily edited to emphasize the ray of sunlight and tree shadows.

 

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This fella was making quite some noise and it took me a while to spot it. All as usual handheld.

 

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Not as sharp as I’d like to have it but for a XC lense, the distance and handheld I’m still ok with the result.

 

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Shot while I was going down the hill with the Gondola.

 

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Hope this was a nice stimulation to visit Hokkaido in Japan.

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