Japanese photographer captures dazzling image of ‘Miracle’ Fog under mountains

Japanese photographer Yasuto Inagaki has captured a dazzling image of the magical scenery of a city covered in mass of colourful fog under the Tateyama Mountain range in Japan. The image shows a city, sandwiched between the mountains above and the forest below, shrouded in a swirling mass of colorful fog illuminated by the town’s lights.

The place looks awe-inspiring, fascinating and breathtaking.

Inagaki, who was born and brought up in Imizu (population 93,000), Toyama Prefecture, Japan, is fascinated by the scenery around his birthplace. His favorite is the beautiful, snow-covered Tateyama Mountain range which reaches up to almost 10,000 feet and is one of the three sacred mountains of Japan.

He always brings his camera with him and he captured this beautiful image on a very cold and foggy night.

According to PetaPixel, the photographer took the image from Mt. Inaba in Oyabe City. “The moonlight made the Tateyama Mountain range look beautiful. In addition, there was fog in the city, so I moved to a high place overlooking it and took this picture, said the photographer.

He also added that Oyabe City, which is located on the west side of Toyama, is the best place to see the cityscape of Toyama and the Tateyama Mountain range.

The photographer captured 20 photos in various directions and angles, took “five pictures of this composition” and processed them in Lightroom. He captured the amazing photo with a Sony Alpha 1 and a Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS II.

The photographer reportedly started his career as a hairdresser.

He said that after he looked at the city below through his viewfinder, he could exactly visualize the resulting photo. He said that it felt like a painting more than a photograph.

“I was able to imagine it clearly,” he says. “I was excited because it was a scene that I couldn’t see much.”

As per the photographer, the image ranks in his top 10 of all time.

Inagaki has titled the resulting photo as “The Miracle of Toyoma.”

The governor of Toyoma Prefecture has also Tweeted lavish praise on the photo after Inagaki shared the photo online. This made the photographer’s day.

Inagaki’s first pro camera is reportedly a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, which he bought about nine years ago when his son was born. He then began shooting much more, and it was about three years ago that he started “shooting landscapes in earnest.”

Inagaki adviced the beginner level photographers to pay attention to the season, weather conditions, and time of day as the appearance of a place changed according to them. He says if they know this then the variations of landscape photography will increase.

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