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This is a shot I took with my iPhone 6s Plus a few months back while shooting the annual King and Queen Parade held at Shuri Castle here in Okinawa. While waiting for the parade to start the performers relaxed and enjoyed some casual conversation. I heard them laughing and turned to fire off this shot in burst mode with my iPhone. Always remember while you definitely don't need to use burst mode every time, it can be very effective for quick snaps or when there's movement.
One of my favorite things to do here is walking the back streets and alleys with my camera. This is a side street near the covered mall in Naha. I shot this with my Fuji x100t.
Gordy's Cafe in Kadena Town. Best burgers on Okinawa. Fired this one off remotely using the Fuji app on my iPhone while my X100T was sitting on the table.
French photographers Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression travel to Fukushima's exclusion zone to document the lives of former residents who lived there before the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Ayesta and Bression ask residents to return to places from their daily lives before the disaster. The resulting photographs are both sad and powerful. We have seen many images of the damage, but adding former residents to the scenes somehow clarifies and compounds not only the physical devastation but the heavy emotional damage as well.
This is a shot I took with my iPhone 6s Plus at Kafuu Resort. The clouds blocked the sunset but it was still a cool scene.
Out driving on Ikei Island and drove by these two horses on a local farm. Shot this with my iPhone 6s Plus and processed the image in the Mextures app.
This is a shot I took of a father and son at Kouri Island beach preparing to try out kayaking. I shot this with my Fuji x100t.
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