This is probably my last post about Japan. I wanted to finish this chapter all at once. Here and on Instagram. Today is going to be more about me than the trip itself. For that, I am more or less sorry.
I mean I had to have a reason for going to Japan right? As a photographer, I wanted to photograph Mount Fuji. It is an iconic landscape that not trying would be a waste of time. I also wanted to be in a place where I would feel how Japanese people used to live, and still do. For me, these small details made all the difference.
If you know anything about me and the photography I like to make, you have noticed that I focused only on street photography during my time in Thailand. Sure, i did a few landscapes but nothing like i usually do.
At first, i thought about going to a few locations for landscapes. My idea was to go to the rice fields during sunset but once i realized that it was going to take more time then i wanted i decided to only do street photography and do landscapes from the places i was. Also, i didn't want to carry around my Canon 5D and all the stuff that comes with it. That is why i decided to take only the Fuji X100T with me for this trip.
Maybe the way I traveled across Thailand was not the best one, meaning starting in Bangkok, go to Chiang Mai, back to Bangkok to get to Phuket and finish again in Bangkok. But it was the cheapest way and more efficient I found.
Now that I had experienced Chiang Mai it was time to get to Phuket. It was also time to be on my own. My friend had decided to visit Cambodia instead. I was a bit jealous but i don't regret staying in Thailand.
Here I am tired, trying to finally get some rest and recover and can't find the words to write about Thailand. Not because I can't, but because there is so much to say. But I want to do it now while everything is fresh in my mind.
Something that I always felt guilty of, is that I don't know Portugal as well as I should. Is my country after all.
Last year i wrote down a list of places i wanted to visit in Portugal. Since then, that list is getting bigger, more diverse and not only focused in Portugal. The first place I wrote down on it was Vila Nova de Milfontes. It has been a place i wanted to go to make photos ever since i started photographing.
In case you haven't noticed i been away for a few weeks traveling. Since this is supposed to be a travel blog, i think is time to talk about traveling.
Before digging in, this will be the first part of four. I want to focus on how it was planned, the gear and the photos.
All good adventures/stories have an unexpected start. This one started in May of 2016. I was in Paris working and after making hard but needed decisions i started talking with some friends about stuff. One of them is a friend from University, we know each other for at least 12 years and she also has a passion for traveling. After a few minutes, i asked what about going to New York on New Year's Eve?
In five minutes we knew we were going. The main reason, it was much less expensive than we were expecting. And to be honest is New York.
Now that all the introductions are done i can start moving forward with the blog.
However, i have to take the time to talk about the Fuji X100T.
Finally, i bought mine mid-August this year. Ever since the first model came out i desired one. It looks vintage, it is small, inconspicuous, silent and a lot of fun to shoot with. It is an expensive camera, and i was lucky to get it in second hand. Still 800€.
Since then i try to take the camera wherever i go.