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Photo of the Day - Close Quarters

Photo of the Day - Close Quarters

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.

The Winding Road ..

Cool winding road / bridge I found the other day. 

The Winding Road - Okinawa, Japan.

Bicycle built for two ...

A common sight here in Japan. I'm always amazed at how comfortable the person on the back looks.  

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Popular on 500px

For those of you who are not familiar with 500px.com it's a photographer site similar to flickr only much better.  So many of the photos on 500px are just simply amazing and can humble even the best of photographers perusing the site for inspiration.  If you are familiar with 500px then you already know how difficult it can be to reach the coveted Popular section.  Reaching the Popular section is based on votes received by other account holders most of which are photographers so you are basically voted to the top by your piers.  So it's kind of a big deal for me to see one of my street photos make it to the Popular section recently.  Here's the photo below and here's a link to the image on 500px if you want to vote for it too. :)

Japan Photo of the Day

Another shot from the Bike Fest in Okinawa City.  Okinawa, Japan

Street Photo - Okinawa, Japan.

Highway 18 in Northern Okinawa

One of the many scenic views in Northern Okinawa, Japan.

Bicyclist on Highway 18 in northern Okinawa.