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Night Climb by burningmonk Night Climb by burningmonk
Climbers stream up the final approach towards the summit of Mount Fuji around 3 a.m. as Tokyo and the first rays of the sun illuminate the horizon.
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3208 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
oh my god O,O <3
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
It was rather impressive! :D
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3208 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
you don't say?! Lucky you!! xD
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
:D
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Ruganzu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Wow this is awesome
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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Mega-X-stream Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow that is so intense!! : O
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
It's an intense climb! :D
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Mega-X-stream Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I can inmagine that. :D
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ice1882 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Woah terrible ! :O
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Ha :D
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openreflections Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
beautiful!
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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hybridgothica Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
incredible!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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hardlong Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I really want to kown how to take a photo like this.Just amazing!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Step 1: Climb the tallest mountain in Japan.
Step 2: Bring a camera. :D

In all seriousness, this is a long exposure. It requires the camera to be stationary for a few seconds. In this case I used a 25 second exposure.

The best way to do this is to use a tripod, but carrying a tripod up 2000m of mountain trail is no fun, so I just placed my camera on some rocks and balanced it so that it was pointing down a bit. Then I help onto the strap in case it fell, but didn't touch the camera itself in order to avoid vibrations.

A useful trick is to use the timer delay, set to 2 or 5 seconds. This way, when you push the shutter release, the camera will wait for a few seconds before taking the photo. This will ensure that you do not shake the camera, resulting in a very crisp shot.

I'm sorry if that explanation was too rudimentary and you already know some of this stuff. I'm just happy to teach anyone anything I already know. :D
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hardlong Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
wow,amazing!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Cool! It looks like a bunch of electrical arcs zig-zagging up the mountain!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
The energy of life! :D
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gustavooroza Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013   Photographer
Fantastic!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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MarcAndrePhoto Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
This is amazing, excellent shot my friend! :worship: revamp2 
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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DakotaMarvel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Writer
Wow, simply stunning and you have a very good eye. :]
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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INNXX Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Beautiful mate... featured here www.ultimateeditionoz.com/foru… Thank you and congrats on your fine work :)
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks for posting it!! :D
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noperson Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
why'r they climbing there at such a strange time?
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
To see the sunrise from the summit at 5 a.m. :D
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noperson Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
so i guess we're all now waiting for the two hours' worth of your photographs. and the sunrise:)
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha. I didn't take so many. I was busy eating hot pork soup to warm up. :D
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SentinelBlg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Crazy awesome :D
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!! :D
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goldenz-z-z-z-z-z-z Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Wow! This is amazing!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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HelHorn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
. Magnifique !
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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puu4ux Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Great picture, I'd like to be up there. And thanks for my new wallpaper :)
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Glad you like it! :D
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Aki-no-Mesiko Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
awesome! *-* really good work ^^
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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MichaWha Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Nice!

I just went through the latest pages of your Tumblr and my eyes are so happy of what they've seen :) Amazing photos as usual!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!! :D I'm usually posting on Tumblr these days because I like the blog format. I post two or three photos every week day. So check back for regular updates! :D
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MichaWha Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Yeah, I like Tumblr too :)

From your recent work, I really like stuff like this one lkazphoto.tumblr.com/post/5567…
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! I will take more like that, but it requires a tripod and I'm lazy when it comes to carrying one around. :D
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MichaWha Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Haha yeah, same for me!
Sometimes I just use a Joby Gorillapod though, it's light and small, you can stick it in your bag and it's tough enough to support a DSLR with a not-too-big lens :)
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Maybe I'll pick one up. The ones big enough for my camera are still quite big though. Too big to put in my usual bag. :D
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MichaWha Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Haha I see, you like to "travel" light! (which is very hard with all our photo equipment :/).
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