This is a shot I took a while back with my Fuji X-Pro1 and 56mm f/1.2 lens of a traditional Okinawan dancer performance. Shot at f/1.2 it shows the really nice bokeh the Fuji 56mm delivers. I love the Fuji colors too.
Hope everyone is doing well today. Today's photo was shot with my Fuji X-Pro1 and my 56mm f/1.2 (I still love my X-Pro1) of the seawall in Mihama behind American Village. This area is getting nicer every year since the Hilton Hotel opened a couple years back.
Lanterns area one of my favorite things about Japan. They are everywhere and while they come in many styles and shapes most look similar to this one. Businesses, usually restaurants and bars use them to let customers know they are open. This one was located in a tourist area outside a souvenir shop. Hope everyone has a great day and thanks for stopping by today.
Happy Friday everyone. According to an article in the Ryukyu Shimpo, the first rice planting of the season has begun in Yaeyama. Reading the article made me think of this photo I took a couple years back with my Fuji X-Pro1 of a rice farmer near Onna, Okinawa working in his rice paddies. Thanks for stopping by today.
Kouri Island is a small tranquil getaway north of Nago in Okinawa. The island is a popular location for beach, kayaking, snorkeling and diving activities, and is famous for sea urchins. Driving over the bridge to Kouri Island, one of the longest toll-free bridges in Japan you are greeted with beautiful blue-green waters that change in color depending on the time of day.
Okinawa Photo Journal is an ongoing series devoted to everyday scenes and things I see living in Okinawa, Japan. Feel free to like, comment and share if you enjoy the photos. Thanks for visiting. 😊
One of the many photography lessons we learn as we age, is the importance of simply documenting your surroundings. Documenting everything enables us to better appreciate the immense changes in our world that are subtle, and seemingly unimportant as we live them, yet can be profound when viewed ten, twenty, or more years later. In the 80's and 90's, during my first stay in Japan, I took many casual environment photos that later seemed unimportant to me. Sadly, I threw most of them out. Now however, I appreciate the value of even the most mundane. What once was trivial and uninteresting, is now fascinating. Your life is a journey, document it.
Street photography touches my love of photography like no other genre. It's difficult to explain why. Maybe it's the historical relevance of recording society, although I've never been a big history buff. Maybe it's the rawness or reality of the moment, or maybe it's just the voyeur in me, like all humans that are fascinated with observing others and their environment.