This may not be my favorite image of this scene (my pick is the direct, head-on view), but this roughly 45-degree view better reveals the shrine’s shape. It’s also easier to see the snow and ice clinging to it. The light was very soft at the end of the day. I experimented here with a fast lens at f/2, seeking a dreamy look.
Snow-covered tetrapods along the coast in northern Japan.
Fishing boats lined up neatly near the northern tip of Japan. Blowing snow adds a nice texture to the scene.
Snow-covered rocks in a shallow river.
One tree stands out at the edge of the woods.
An isolated slender tree atop a snowy mountain in Hokkaido.
The merest suggestion of many mountains in the whiteness. Antarctic calligraphy?
Mountain etchings barely visible in the whiteness. I cannot say where the ground ends and the sky begins.
Blue ice with deeper blue cracks.
The great white highway, but to where? (Hint: more whiteness.)