My adventure through Japan’s Northern Hokkaido continued with the last couple of days spent around the town of Haboro, photographing more winter landscapes in all shapes and forms. We’ve finally reached the coast and the light by the sea has been really spectacular with many brooding clouds on the horizon.
As it’s always the case with these sort of trips, in the first few days I am overwhelmed with so much stuff to photograph around me, but as the trip progresses, my photographs get a bit more focused and I actually start to look for specific things I have in mind to photograph. Northern Hokkaido is beautiful, but at the same time it’s a harsh place. The wind never seems to stop, the snow is almost waist deep in many places and yet there is a lot of human activity as well. People are not very visible as most activities seem to be happening indoors, but the traces of summer activities are present at every corner and this is the case with the boat above.
There is a lot of fishing happening in these parts of Japan, but for the winter, many boats (and fishermen) take a well-deserved break and the boats are pulled out of the water for repairs and to avoid being crushed by any sea ice that might form.