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Sagami Lake – Kanagawa Prefecture

Posted in Nature, Places by tokyobling on March 9, 2015

The three square kilometer Lake Sagami in Sagamihara City in Kanagawa Prefecture has a comparatively short history, having only existed since 1947 when the Sagami River was damned. Its biggest claim to fame is that it was the venue for the canoeing events in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. The Japanese economy was desperate for electricity after the war and to compensate the local fishing families whose income was ruined by the creation of the lake they were given economic rights to boating on the lake which is now inhabited by black bass who are notoriously difficult to catch in this lake.

I stumbled around up a large hill to the south east of the lake to take these pictures after sunset, at the Lake Sagami Pleasure Forest resort area. The lake is accessible by the Sagamiko station on the Chuo main line.

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  1. ElderBuu said, on March 9, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Beautiful! I love the ambience it is giving. What is the lens?

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    • tokyobling said, on March 9, 2015 at 6:31 am

      Thanks ElderBuu! I use my trusty old 17-35mm wide angle zoom. Otherwise known as the poor man’s 12-24mm!

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      • ElderBuu said, on March 9, 2015 at 7:40 am

        Well if that’s poor man’s 12-24, than I have what they call the hobo’s lenses, 18-55.

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        • tokyobling said, on March 10, 2015 at 3:37 am

          Haha… sorry for my poor choice of words! (^-^;)

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          • ElderBuu said, on March 10, 2015 at 1:16 pm

            Lol, no worries xD I am an amateur photographer so when people mention expensive lenses like anything, I get sad that I have the cheapest lenses with me. The Ego hits really high!

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          • tokyobling said, on March 11, 2015 at 2:41 am

            It is never about the camera, nor the lenses. It is all about what you take photos of. The rest is fancy pixels and composition! I still think the best lens on the market is the one that comes with the iPhone 6.

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          • ElderBuu said, on March 11, 2015 at 4:21 am

            That is true though.

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  2. smackedpentax said, on March 10, 2015 at 12:31 am

    This is superb!

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  3. rudyhou said, on March 11, 2015 at 8:21 am

    great view of the city in the evening. must be a nice hiking trail up there.

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    • tokyobling said, on March 27, 2015 at 3:14 am

      Not really hiking, but no lights so it gets pretty interesting anyway in the darkness! (^-^;)

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