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The Japanese desert #II.

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by monchan, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

    257
    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    It was my first Saturday off all year. (wow) a real weekend.
    perfect weather had great plans, but my boy didn`t eat any breaky. 39.2 C fever. plans gone.
    So I took his twin to the sand dune here. It`s a really famous spot in Japan and the largest dune
    in the country. If you have seen any Japanese movies with Karate dudes running over dunes,
    or shogun Assassin it`s here. And I only live three mins away.

    dune-11.

    dune-1.

    dune-2.

    dune-10.

    dune-4.

    dune-5.

    dune-6.

    dune-3.

    dune-9.

    dune-7.

    dune-8.
     
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  2. monk3y

    monk3y Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 14, 2013
    in The Cloud...
    Steven
    wow!!! That's awesome and this is the first time I've heard about these dunes. Thanks for sharing :D
     
  3. graben

    graben Mu-43 Regular

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    May 2, 2013
    Chicago, Illinois
    I had a lot of fun there when a went about 7 years ago. Too bad I only had a digicam at the time.
     
  4. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    I never knew about that! Thanks for posting.
     
  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I love the camels. Looks like a good time was had by all.

    Gary
     
  6. PhilS

    PhilS Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 24, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    Phil Savory
    Great post and pics, you learn something new everyday... never would have imagined Japan had dunes like that. What gear did you use ?
     
  7. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Thanks for sharing! Never knew there are sand dunes in Japan! Love the image of your daughter (I suppose?) staring at her own reflection in the pond...
     
  8. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

    257
    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    EM-5 +panny 25mm

    Yep she`s mine. Have twins boy n girl.

    Glad everyone liked them and that some of you learnt something new.

    Looking at them now, some of them look awful. I did the pp at home on a ****ty old laptop, they looked fine at the time.
    I usually do it on my work PC. which is way better.
     
  9. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

    257
    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    These were taken at the same dunes, different day. I think I posted them elsewhere but...

    wind.

    drift.

    Your_doing_great_.

    GO_GO_GO.

    liftoff.
     
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  10. Colorbright

    Colorbright Mu-43 Regular

    Wow! Thanks so much for posting. As some other people already said, i did not know Japan had dunes! Really like the photos - your daughter is adorable, and the photos help convey the sense of size and scale. Also like your second series, especially the first and last shots where the hang gliders/parachutes(?) curve like rainbows above the dunes (by the way, while I'mnot certain about the exact terminology for the gliders/chutes, this will be another fun thing to go look up and learn about) :smile:

    Thanks again! Great post :thumbup:
     
  11. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

    257
    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    I`m pretty sure there are called paragliders.
    glad you liked them.