Saturday, 19 February 2011

A Fleeting View Of Japan

Sure makes a long-distance trip on the numerous train rides we took more interesting . Who needs personal video entertainment system or handheld games when you have these out your window? I keep my camera in tight grip though, while staring out of the window, ready to press the shutter button. ^^

This is my second post for Budget Trouble's : Show Me Japan. this week.

33 comments:

  1. Japan is a beautiful country but costs a lot to take a vacation here. :P

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  2. @ECL,
    It does cost a lot, doesn't it to vacation in Japan. But totally worth the cost, IMO. :)

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  3. if i have money, i will visit Japan one day :)

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  4. @bengbeng,
    I hope you'll get there and enjoy the country. :)

    Speaking of money, I need to save a lot for our next trip. ^^

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  5. I like the view of the blue skies and fields in the first photo on the left.

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  6. @Mei Teng,
    Thanks. :) I like it too. ^^

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  7. I also take photos like these. Actually, no, mister does. I hold a video camera and film the moving scenery. :-)

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  8. @Anna,
    And if I'm with you, my son would just shake his head and say Mommy and her "weird" friends. Remember that? XD

    Love all those clips you made. Of course your Mister's photos would be awesome for shots like this.

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  9. Ah... You didn't take Shinkansenn, did you?
    Otherwise, the pictures wouldn't be so clear. Ha ha...

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  10. London Caller, actually you can take quite nice photos from the shinkansen, too, especially in panfocus. That's how many people photograph Mt Fuji :-)

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  11. @London Caller,
    Actually photos #1,2,5 & 7 are taken sitting comfortably in the Akita Shinkansen, Komachi. Only photo #4 was taken while in a local train (an electric train, nonetheless).
    Photos # 3 & 6 was taken in Resort Shirakami train
    ^-^

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  12. @Anna,
    Photos of Mount Fuji. That I have yet added into my album collection even after 8 visits.

    I should rectify this soon, yes? ;) There was a plan to board the Wide View Hida train for that purpose once upon a time, but we never did it for some reason.

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  13. I am sure I will enjoy the train ride with views like these!!!

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  14. @foong,
    I'm sure you would! But beware. Taking Japan trains always have a lulling effect on me. I can fall asleep so easily while taking one. :D If you sleep, then you can't enjoy the view. XD

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  15. Japan has a diverse landscape. I can't blame you for wanting to stay awake to take all the interesting views along the way. I assume you weren't on a Shinkansen; otherwise, it will be traveling too fast to take any photos.

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  16. @AVCr8teur,
    I was in one. In fact,in several. And managed to get pretty decent photos while zooming in them. Well, decent by my standard that is. :D

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  17. i wonder when i can go to Japan. Have u been to Hokkaido?

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  18. @LR,
    Sooner than you think, I hope. ^^

    No, not yet been to Hokkaido but it's in our plan. We've been slowly been making our way up from South to North and probably this or next year, we'll get there. :)

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  19. Great photos from the train and you got to love the Japanese country side from mountains and rice fields to the rugged coast.

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  20. @Japan Australia,
    There's plenty to see in Japan, and they can contrast each other, that's for sure. :)

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  21. Based on your comments, these photos are taken while traveling Tohoku area during the harvest season?? All of them are so ..... rural and pleasant!
    Yes, I fall asleep as soon as I sit down on the train seat, probably by cozy vibration and warmed seat effects:)

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  22. @Yoshi,
    Bingo! :)

    I absolutely love the endless yellow fields and blue skies I saw when traveling last year. (But maybe a change of scenery in terms of season be better on next trip). ;-)

    Rural is nice compared to having just boxes an boxes of buildings in your view, don't you think so?

    I wonder how to counter the lull effect Japan trains have because I have to fight from falling asleep most of the time. LOL

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  23. You know what, reading all the comments, it seems that most people have a completely unrealistic idea of the shinkansen. They seem to think that all you can see out the window is blur! :-)

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  24. @Anna,
    I noticed it too.

    That's rather a pity. I sure hope no one balked at taking the shinkansen thinking that they can't see anything outside!

    The view are clear, people. Even when you are zooming in a 300km/h train. Well, except when you go in a tunnel or have walls at both side of the track, that is. XD

    I will take on the challenge to post up more photos taken while we were in the trains (shinkansen or not). ;)

    p.s. new JAL promo fare will come out on March 1st. See whether I can stand the temptation and avoid booking any air tickets that day to Japan! ^-^!

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  25. Oh, did it move very slowly then? ;-p
    The scenes look somehow different from the Shinkansen I took...

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  26. London Caller - you need to adjust focus to panfocus and change shutter speed :-)

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  27. London Caller,Anna is right. :)
    Even with my Sony P&S, I just change the setting to Sports and photos came out pretty decent. I'll put up some in future of the scenes I managed to take in Kyushu. :)

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  28. Ooooh very nice!!!
    Glad you skipped the tunnels. ;P

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  29. @Ri,
    Not many tunnels way up there. Shinakansen trips in Kyushu, on the other hand seems to consist mostly if that. :D

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  30. I love the first picture!

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  31. @sofj,
    You do? I do too! :)

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