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Photo of the Day - Cape Maeda

Photo of the Day - Cape Maeda

This is a shot I took with my Fuji x100T a few months ago. It was one of those perfect Okinawa days.

Okinawa Photo Journal Entry No. 5

Okinawa Photo Journal Entry No. 5

Cape Maeda in one of the most popular diving and snorkeling locations on Okinawa. Countless people have made the walk, and not too long ago before the stairs were put in, the climb down to the blue-green, crystal clear waters to dive and/or snorkel.

Nightfall in Chatan

Nightfall in Chatan

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.

Rainy Day in Tokyo

Rainy Day in Tokyo

Not the best of weather on day 2 in Tokyo. Rain, wind, and cold, but when Mother Nature gives you lemons... 

Tokyo Street with the iPhone 6 Plus Day 1

Tokyo Street with the iPhone 6 Plus Day 1

We arrived in Tokyo yesterday afternoon, dropped off our stuff at the hotel, and took the train to Shibuya. My daughter wanted to shop at H&M, so while she shopped I shot some street. Coming from small town Okinawa Tokyo, especially Shibuya, is nirvana for street photography, as most big cities are I'm sure. I had my Fuji x100s around my neck, but I've really been wanting to put the iPhone 6 Plus to the test and shoot street with it. At first the light wasn't all that great, but then as we were heading back to Shibuya station the late afternoon sunlight started beaming between the buildings, and suddenly I started seeing photos everywhere. 

Maeda Point

Been a while since I posted.  Thought I would post a couple photos from a recent trip out to Maeda Point, a popular snorkeling and diving location here in Okinawa.   This is a small beach about a hundred meters to the left of the main entrance.  I never grow tired of scenes like this.

Maeda Point, Okinawa, Japan. Fuji x100

Maeda Point, Okinawa, Japan. Fuji x100.


Phone: 098-982-5339

〒904-0417 Okinawa Prefecture, Kunigami District, Onna, Maeda, 469−1

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Tsuken (Carrot) Island

A couple a weeks ago I took the ferry out to Tsuken Island about 15 minutes east of Okinawa to shoot their annual Dragon Boat races.  Tsuken is one of the islands I can see from my home (although I didn't figure this out until after I got back).  

Riding on the ferry to Tsuken Island. - Fuji x100.

Arriving at Tsuken Island. Fuji x100.

Everyone there is pretty much either a fisherman or a farmer, with carrots being their crop of choice. 

Tsuken Island Port. Fuji x100.

Farmland on Tsuken Island. Fuji x100.

Streets of Tsuken Island. Fuji x100.

While you can rent a bike for the day for ¥500 (about $5.00) and ride around there's not much to see really.  I'm told that the waters around the island are great for snorkelling however. 

Small fishing port on the east side of the island. Fuji X-Pro1, 35mm f1.4.

I think I was the only foreigner on the island that day but I was welcomed with open arms and treated very kindly by everyone. 

Two very kind ladies at a local (possibly the only) restaurant helping me decide on which Kakigori (shaved Ice) flavor to get.  Food was great too as I eat lunch there later. Fuji x100.

Happy 4th of July America

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.

Fireworks over the Chatan Skyline - Okinawa, Japan. - Fuji X-Pro1, 18mm f2.0