Description of PAUL FINKELSTEIN's Photograph. (Paul is my son, who summited Mt. Fuji 7-2-2016):
"We began our climb up Mt Fuji at 12:30am on July 2, just the second day of the official climbing season for the Yoshida Trail. We summited around 4:15am. A heavy fog had rolled in just as the sun was rising. Our view at the summit was obstructed for about 30 minutes before we decided to start our descent as the 60-70 mph gusts at the summit were starting to chill us to our cores. Around 5:00 the cloud cover and fog started to lift and what was left was nothing short of the most spectacular sunrise I have ever seen. We were struck by the blanket of clouds off to our right, which contrasted beautifully with the mountains and lakes off to our left. In total, just over 200,000 climbers ascend Fuji every year. Since the first day of the season happened to be a Friday, the route was very busy as we ascended, despite the pitch black conditions. I think a safe estimate would be 2,000 climbers during our ascent."
Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain peak in Japan with an elevation of 12,389 feet. Mt. Fuji, also called "Fuji-san", is considered as a sacred place and as a place of inspiration for artists. Today, it is a prominent destination for tourism and for mountain climbing. Paul's panoramic photograph of the sunrise as seen from the summit of Mt. Fuji was captured on 7-2-2016 with an iPhone 6 camera.
We are honored that PAUL FINKELSTEIN's panoramic photograph was featured in the Fine Art America groups:
The World We See Group, 7-26-2016
Images That Excite You, 7-27-2016
Nature Landmarks Landscapes Wildlife, 8-3-2016
10 Plus, 9-5-2016
Photographers From Around The World, 12-30-2016
Second Place in FAA Contest
8-7-2016, Administrator: Mary Ann Weger
July 25th, 2016
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