Okinawa Journal

Photo of the Day - Traditional Humor

Photo of the Day - Traditional Humor

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.

Photo of the Day - Naha Backstreets

Photo of the Day - Naha Backstreets

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. 

Uken Beach, Uruma

Uken Beach, Uruma

Looking for the silver lining on this cloudy, soon-to-be rainy day. This is a shot from the new DXOone camera connected to my iPhone 6s Plus. Edited in Lightroom Mobile.

Fujifilm Pic of the Day

Fujifilm Pic of the Day

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.

iPhone Pic of the Day

iPhone Pic of the Day

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.

iPhone Pic of the Day

iPhone Pic of the Day

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.

Photo of the Day - Father and Son

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.

 Father and Son at Kouri Island Beach, Okinawa, Japan. Fujifilm x100t, f/8.0, 1/200 sec, ISO 200. Edited in Lightroom. 

Father and Son at Kouri Island Beach, Okinawa, Japan. Fujifilm x100t, f/8.0, 1/200 sec, ISO 200. Edited in Lightroom. 

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Photo of the Day - Friendly Faces

Japanese can be funny about having their photo taken. Oftentimes they object with a hand waving motion in front of their face, and yet other times they are very friendly and have no problem at all smiling for the camera. These girls were with a large group of young people in Naha celebrating Coming of Age Day this past January, and were happy to pose for me.

 Okinawa, Japan. Fujifilm x100s, f/4.0, 1/80 sec, ISO 1600. Edited with Adobe Lightroom. 

Okinawa, Japan. Fujifilm x100s, f/4.0, 1/80 sec, ISO 1600. Edited with Adobe Lightroom. 

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