The air feels sharp and bitey as my sister’s and I await the arrival of the Shinkansen. Looking around at the other passengers awaiting the train, this weather is normal for them. In the distance I can see it slowly growing closer, hearing the subtle resonance of it’s oncoming approach vibrating in the rails below.
Searching for through the map, Steph, my eldest sister organises our next destinations, whilst I charge batteries and clear my cards for the next adventure through completely unknown cities. Her event management skills come in handy to help fill the next few days of the itinerary.
All I care about is filming, not our destination. In hindsight, I wish I had multi-tasked and explored in the surroundings with my peripheral vision. I hadn’t matured as much as a filmmaker just yet, to enjoy both the moment, as well as filming it, I’ve since changed.
A cinematic short of my trip abroad with some of my sisters, it is and always will be one of the best experiences of my life. I love everything about Japan. Thanks again to my loving parents for blessing us with such an amazing gift of travel. It’s been almost two years since we were on the other side of the world, but every time I watch this, I’m transported back to all the moments before and after each shot, each acting like an anchor to retrieve the surrounding memories.
- Canon 550D with 24-70mm f2.8
- Velbon Ultrastick Monopod
- Magic Lantern
"Around Us - Jónsi" from the Album "Go"
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