Okinawa is a small island, only about 70 miles long, and so space is always at a premium. I'm always impressed with how space, no matter how small is used to it's maximum potential. I took this photo this weekend, on one of the rare nice days we've had recently. It's hard to tell from the photo, but the small road to the right is only about 8-10 feet wide and ascends to what feels like an almost 90 degree angle upwards until it meets with the road pictured on the left. In the mindle are several houses, a 10 story apartment building, and a park with a walking path, a pond and a climbing/ play area for children. All of this in an area smaller the size of an American football field.
We finally got some decent weather yesterday after a week of rain, clouds and cold. I decided to head over to Chatan and walk around with my iPhone 6 and my Fuji x100s. Just for a change I've had the TCLx100 on for a couple weeks now. I love the 35 equivalent I get from my x100s, but sometimes it's just nice to shoot with a 50mm focal length. I never grow tired of how even the most mundane can look interesting in late afternoon light. I shot the next two images from my car. I see so many photos from my car, but usually can't stop or get to my camera in time.
I haven't shot too many sunsets of late, but fortunately the weather cooperated today as I sat on Araha Beach in Chatan enjoying the last sunset of 2014. As is common for me, I preferred to photograph other people enjoying the sunset rather than just the sunset alone. :) Thank you all who have taken time to visit my site, and comment on my work. Hope everyone had a great year, and I wish you all a happy, safe, and prosperous 2015.
Sunset silhouettes the pirate ship at Araha Beach in Chatan. Okinawa, Japan.
I took this from a park off of Jagaru road overlooking Chatan. I've shot this same image (minus) the fireworks before and it came out nice and sharp, but this time it's not as sharp. Could have been the humidity as it was crazy hot. So while I couldn't make a large print of it, it's still not bad at smaller sizes and on the web. Hope everyone has a great 4th of July.
An Ink artist at work in Mihama, Okinawa.
American Village in Mihama Okinawa, Japan. Fuji X-Pro1, 35mm f1.4