“Around the World in Analogue” is your bite-size guide to the most amazing travel destinations across the globe, as documented by the members of the Lomography community. Today, lomographer Nam Dang takes us to the top of Mount Fuji, Japan's tallest peak.
Last summer I climbed Mount Fuji during my trip to Japan. Although I use the word "climb", It was more like a very steep hike. To catch the sunrise, I started the ascent at around 1PM and climbed until 6PM. I rested and slept at one of the mountain huts until the staff woke me up at 2AM. After a short breakfast, I climbed the last stretch to reach the top. It was very cold and the wind was blowing really hard, so you have to layer your clothes well. I was a bit under-prepared, but the pain was all worth it. The sunrise at the summit was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my life.
During the climb I used the Olympus OM2SP loaded with FujiFilm Pro 400H film, which I overexposed by one to two stops. I think the film is perfect for capturing the hazy summers of Japan. The skies and greens just look lovely, which have a very nice, bright, and fresh feel to them.
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