Motion???!!!! Very tricky for me, because I’m very slow in reaction and it takes time to get my camera ready when there is some motion going on around me.
But I’m just back from Japan and of course did I travel with the Shinkansen in 325km/hr – there is really no time to take photo of passing trains at the stations. Tried my best!
We traveled aboard Nozomi 43 – departure time 15.10 from Tokyo Station to Kyoto. The smoothest train journey I ever done. Just amazing experience. Not one Shinkansen has been late since the start in 1964 .The first line was between Tokyo and Osaka.
There have been two derailments of Shinkansen trains in passenger service. The first one occurred during the Chūetsu Earthquake in October 2004. Eight of ten cars of the Jōetsu Shinkansen derailed near Nagaoka. There were no casualties among the 154 passengers.
Another derailment happened in March 2013 on the Akita Shinkansen when train derailed in blizzard conditions. No passengers were injured.
I manage to capture Mt. Fuji as we passed it in that high speed. The thing with Mt Fuji is that it’s mostly only showing off it’s top during the winter months and there it was my being able to capture it and in an extremely high speed.
We was up on Mt Fuji in full snow storm – so bad that everyone was told to leave at once, but that is an other story.
So even if my images maybe don’t shows a lot of motion – there truly was plenty of it.
“If everything seems under control,
you’re not going fast enough.”