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Atami Beachi Fireworks

Posted in People, Places by tokyobling on July 20, 2012

Last weekend I was traveling through Atami and visited the classic beach there. It looks almost like the riviera in daylight. At night, people came out to enjoy fireworks. It looked like a lot of fun, but I was happy to stand to the side with my camera and observe! Atami is a great little city in Shizuoka prefecture that I have blogged about before, it used to be a famous resort for over worked Tokyoites but these days they are trying to reinvent their city! The whole of Japan’s south coast seems to be enjoying a mini revival.

Taking good photos of people in pitch black places only lit up by fireworks is really tricky. I think I need more practice.




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  1. Coal said, on July 20, 2012 at 3:46 am

    I love the effect of having the light provided only by the fireworks. Really captures the atmosphere.

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    • tokyobling said, on July 20, 2012 at 10:03 am

      Thank you Coal! Yes, I would love to practice this some more… don’t get too many opportunities hanging out at beaches after dark though. (^-^)

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  2. viny said, on July 20, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Beautiful !!! I love thoses pics !

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    • tokyobling said, on July 20, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Thank you Viny! Love your illustrations by the way! Great work!

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  3. Emma Reese said, on July 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I had such a great time in Atami with my mother and daughter in March (no fireworks on the beach of course!) I hear people prefer more fashionable hot springs to Atami in recent years but I liked the rustic hilly town. Could you give me the link to your post on Atami?

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    • tokyobling said, on July 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      I much prefer these old towns as well, but then I am not a hot spring lover! (^-^;) It sure is hilly though, it’s almost like they stuck a town right up the slope of a mountain. Atami people must have very strong legs! Sure, click the tag “Atami” or just follow this link for all posts related to Atami! (^-^)

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  4. QQ said, on July 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I love the first 2 photos. The yukatas just added to the atmosphere.

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    • tokyobling said, on July 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you QQ! (^-^)/ Yes, I love the yukata they are wearing. Hope to see this kind of scene again this summer!

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  5. cutenippon said, on July 20, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I like all the photos but I really love the last one. It captures the fun and excitement their having. You did a really good job catching the emotiom.

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    • tokyobling said, on July 21, 2012 at 3:12 am

      Thank you! I’m happy to hear that. (^-^)/

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  6. nw10photography said, on July 20, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Great shots! Really like how you captured the atmosphere of the display.

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    • tokyobling said, on July 21, 2012 at 3:13 am

      Thank you! I have no idea how to photography the big firework displays but these small ones come more easily to me!

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  7. rommel said, on July 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    A feast for them, a feast for you, a feast for the eyes of your fans including me. Love, love, love this pictures. The light circles is AWESOME!

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    • tokyobling said, on July 21, 2012 at 3:15 am

      Thank you so much Rommel! The light circles are come from the beautiful boke of the 135mm lens I was using for these. And never mind the grammar, we understand you! (^-^)

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  8. rommel said, on July 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I need to get sent to grammar school, please edit these pictures and the light circles are.

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