Flashes of Inspiration

Autumn in Niseko can be difficult. Temperatures drop and the inevitable stormy weather rolls in. Over the last few days there has been heavy rainfall, strong winds and persistent low cloud. This morning snowfall was evident above 1000m on Mt. Niseko Annupuri between Grand Hirafu and Niseko Village ski grounds.

Fresh snow above Haru no taki (Spring waterfall) between Hirafu and Niseko Village, 3 November 2012

Fresh snow above Haru no taki (Spring waterfall) between Hirafu and Niseko Village, 3 November 2012

Fresh snow between Hirafu and Niseko Village, 3 November 2012

Fresh snow between Hirafu and Niseko Village, 3 November 2012

Getting a shot of the new snowfall in these conditions requires patience. Although the weather is not great right now, nature still presents moments of magic at the most unexpected times….

An amazing burst of colour - Super Course One Ridge, 3 November 2012

An amazing burst of colour – Super Course One Ridge, 3 November 2012

In the above autumnal shot everything came together. On the left side Haru no taki – Spring Waterfall visibly flowing after the heavy rains, the fresh snowline, Hirafu’s Super Ridge and a rainbow complementing the scene.

Spectacular - between Hirafu and Niseko Village, 3 November 2012

Spectacular – between Hirafu and Niseko Village, 3 November 2012

Glen Claydon Photography getting the shots.

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