18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Tateyama Mountain Range and Milky Way

At the end of the spring 2019 shooting trip, I climbed Tateyama after seeing the weather forecast. It is the snowiest mountainous area in Japan. I set up a tent at the campsite, slept a little and waited for the night. When I woke up in the middle of the night, the sky was full of stars. I climbed a hill a little away from the campsite and photographed Tateyama and the Milky Way.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Tateyama Town, Toyama Prefecture, Japan
Camera: ILCE-7RM2
Copyright: © Masahiro Hiroike
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