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During one of my weekly trips to the Apple store to replace various shattered Iphone screens, I actually stopped to look at the stunning picture for the Mac Book Pro. Certainly some of you have seen it….
I then “hurumphed” my way upstairs certain that the blue water had been enhanced professionally by Instagram or some other ubiquitous program used on Facebook. Perhaps one of the many I used to make myself impersonate a supermodel in the summer beach pics. So digitally enhanced I`m no longer recognizable as myself but could be a stunt double for any number of Hollywood brunettes. (I will post them on Facebook so those who haven`t seen me in a long time will think I finally moved out of my awkward phase- Naaaa- just kidding)
Anyway, one day by the plastic pool in the back yard I happened to be catching up with one of my favorite Japanese blogs- Rocket News 24. Written by a group of hip Japanese twenty-somethings. They explain all sorts of interesting Asian related pop culture topics. Some not G rated just so you know. In it, I find that this beautiful scene is not only authentic, it is located in Biei, Hokkaido Japan. One of our favorite snowboarding locations. We`ll never see it because there`s no snowboarding in this particular part of Hokkaido, but- they sent a “roving reporter” up to check on the actual blueness of the water.
Here`s what Masterblaster from RocketNews 24 found out:
View the original photo (and download as wallpaper) taken by photographer Kent Shiraishi and submitted to National Geographic here.