Snow in Tokyo
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Tokyo has the heaviest snowfall in a decade

After a tiring weekend, driving up to Minamisoma and back on an food-aid delivery, I didn't really feel up to much today and got up late.

Mind you, very happy we came back from up north yesterday evening and not today. The mountain road over the top from Soma to Fukushima City would have been nasty today and the roads in general are a bit of a nightmare according to the news.

Despite the late start to my day, I managed to get out for a little while today, to go to the shops and play around with the kids for a bit. Snow was pretty heavy for quite a few hours. Our locale, like most across Tokyo, was dumped on fairly heavily with about 10cm of snow in an hour or two.

I shot this one from the roof of our apartment block before I ventured out.

This is the view down to Route 15 [the Daiichi Keihin]. The Keikyu Line railway goes over the top.

The snow was very wet. Not the best kind of snow to be out shooting in. I don't worry so much about my D700 as it's well weatherproofed and I always use an old manual focus lens when I am out in the snow. Less potential problems and no AF means less drain on the batteries which is useful in the cold. Plus AF tends to hunt a lot in the snow sometimes.


Nikon D700
Nikkor 20mm f/3.5 AiS
Custom monochrome picture control


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  1. Wow 10 cm , great shot !

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