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.
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.
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.
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This is a shot I took with my Fuji x100T a few months ago. It was one of those perfect Okinawa days.
I am incredibly fortunate to live on a beautiful tropical island in the pacific. Yet I still go through phases where I can't seem to find anything to photograph, or at least anything I want to photograph. One great solution to this conundrum is to travel somewhere, somewhere out of your normal day-to-day surroundings, somewhere where suddenly everything feels different, fresh and exciting. For me, recently this somewhere was Tokyo, about 1000 miles and a 2 1/2 hour plane ride away. Now I've been to Tokyo many times, I even lived outside of Tokyo for many years back in the late eighties early nineties. Regardless of how many times I've been to Tokyo it always gets my creative juices flowing.
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.
I travel to Tokyo far less than I wish I could, but in the past couple years my family and I have been visiting once or twice per year. I've taken so many street photos that I've only recently started to sort through them. I don't want to post dozens of images in one or two post, so I decided to break them up into an ongoing series called Streets of Tokyo where I can share one or two at a time. I have also created a folder on my Flickr page for the series as well.
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. 😊