21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Venus and Mt. Fuji

Venus appeared from the top of Mt. Fuji. After a long, long summer, it at last snowed on top of Mt. Fuji, and Venus has come to the morning side. I took this chance to take this simple image, and converted it into black & white. No need for beautifully colored galaxy or eye-catching constellations; just Venus and Mt. Fuji, like the Japanese sumie ink painting.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Fujinomiya, Japan
Copyright: © Akiko Ikeda