Okinawa

Photo of the Day - Friendly Faces

Japanese can be funny about having their photo taken. Oftentimes they object with a hand waving motion in front of their face, and yet other times they are very friendly and have no problem at all smiling for the camera. These girls were with a large group of young people in Naha celebrating Coming of Age Day this past January, and were happy to pose for me.

Okinawa, Japan. Fujifilm x100s, f/4.0, 1/80 sec, ISO 1600. Edited with Adobe Lightroom. 

Okinawa, Japan. Fujifilm x100s, f/4.0, 1/80 sec, ISO 1600. Edited with Adobe Lightroom. 

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Photo of the Day - Father and Son

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.

Father and Son at Kouri Island Beach, Okinawa, Japan. Fujifilm x100t, f/8.0, 1/200 sec, ISO 200. Edited in Lightroom. 

Father and Son at Kouri Island Beach, Okinawa, Japan. Fujifilm x100t, f/8.0, 1/200 sec, ISO 200. Edited in Lightroom. 

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Photo of the Day - Okinawa Dance

Photo of the Day - Okinawa Dance

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.

Photo of the Day - Sunset in Chatan, Okinawa

Photo of the Day - Sunset in Chatan, Okinawa

Sunsets are one of those things you never tire of living here in Okinawa. This is a shot I took a while ago with my iPhone 6 Plus. Have a great day everyone.

Photo of the Day - View of Nago

This past weekend my family and I drove up north to view cherry blossoms in Nago. We drove to the top of Nago Central Park where they have a great viewing spot. I took this with my iPhone 6s Plus using one of my favorite camera apps, 645 Pro and edited it in Adobe Lightroom Mobile.

View of Nago from the top of Nago Central Park. iPhone 6s Plus, edited with Adobe Lightroom Mobile. 

View of Nago from the top of Nago Central Park. iPhone 6s Plus, edited with Adobe Lightroom Mobile. 

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Photo of the Day - Dancing in the rain.

Photo of the Day - Dancing in the rain.

Hope everyone is having a great day. Today's photo is a shot I took this summer with my Fuji X-Pro1 at a local festival. It had rained on and off most of the day and was drizzling during this performance. While the rain was an inconvenience, I do like how it adds contrast to the image colors and lighting.  

Photo of the Day - Waiting for a customer.

Photo of the Day - Waiting for a customer.

Hey everyone. Hope your all doing well today. I took this photo last year while testing my x100T that I had just upgraded to. The photo is part of a blog post I did on shop keepers in Naha. Click here to view that story. I love how he's surrounded with so much merchandise and yet everything looks in place.  

Video: Setsubun-no-Hi at Naminoue, Shrine

Video: Setsubun-no-Hi at Naminoue, Shrine

Good morning and Happy Sunday everyone in Okinawa. This weeks video about the Setsubun Festival at Naminoue Shrine is up and live on Youtube. In order for me to have my own channel name on YouTube, "ShootLighterTV", I need at least 100 subscribers. Please help me out and  subscribe to see more of my videos, and help me reach this first channel goal. Hope everyone has a great day, and I hope you enjoy the video.