I’ve taken sunset photos at Zushi Beach before. When the evening sky is clear or the clouds are at least above the sea level horizon, you can get a great silhouetted view of Mt. Fuji. Figuring out how clear the sky will be for Mt. Fuji pictures is about as random as winning the jackpot. No matter how bright and blue the sky is in one place, there is no guarantee that Mt. Fuji will be visible from another. Thus, I have a new appreciation for all the beautiful postcards, paintings and prints I’ve seen of Mt. Fuji because after living in Japan for more than two years, I can tell you that it definitely takes patience and luck to capture her on a clear day.
The pictures I took there months ago, did not turn out the way I visioned them, so like a determined photographer should, I set out to capture the sunset at Zushi again. Unfortunately, despite a near perfectly clear day in Yokosuka, the sky at Zushi (less than 20 minutes away) near sunset was not cooperating as far as Mt. Fuji pictures was concerned. Haste not, waste not, the sunset was still beautiful and these are some of the images I captured. More pictures may be viewed on my Facebook page.
If any meteorologist are reading this, please let me know how I can predict volcanic mountain weather patterns. Ha ha