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Okinawa Part 4- アマミチューの墓 and Ikei beach

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Okinawa - Bird-Bro having a snack

Brace for a set of images from the Eastern side of Okinawa!

Okinawa - Bird-Bro having a snack

Okinawa - アマミチューの墓

Okinawa - Bird-Bro having a snack

Okinawa - Ikei Beach

Okinawa

Okinawa

 

Okinawa - Bird-Bro having a snack

Okinawa - Bird-Bro having a snack

Okinawa - Bird-Bro having a snack

Okinawa - Ikei Beach

Okinawa - Ikei Beach

Okinawa - Ikei Beach

 

Okinawa - アマミチューの墓

Okinawa - Ikei Beach

Okinawa - Bird-Bro having a snack

I have no idea what that little guy was eating, but he was very proud of it. Ikei beach is a very popular location on one of the small islands to the East. They can be reached via a series of bridges.

It’s an amazing location, but don’t expect an immaculate beach on a desert island. It’s clearly a location for tourists. It’s a charming place for a fresh dive in the water, though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunset on Mount Gusuku – 城山, Le 伊江村, Okinawa

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Sunset on Mount Gusuku - 城山, Le 伊江村, Okinawa

Mount Gusuku is located on one of the several small islands surrounding “mainland” Okinawa. The name of the island is Le 伊江村.

Sunset on Mount Gusuku - 城山, Le 伊江村, Okinawa

It’s right in front of the Okinawa Aquarium, and I was lucky enough to be there at the time of the year when close to the horizon the sun hovers right on top of the mountain.

Sunset on Mount Gusuku - 城山, Le 伊江村, Okinawa

Sunset on Mount Gusuku - 城山, Le 伊江村, Okinawa

Sunset on Mount Gusuku - 城山, Le 伊江村, Okinawa

As you can see from the last pic, the sun didn’t go to sleep right behing Mount Gusuku, but close enough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feelsbadman (SDcard rant)

I’ve not posted more pics of my trip to Okinawa in a while. The reason is that I still have to process some images that require a bit of care and I want to make sure I have enough time to focus on them.

Yesterday I went to Longtan lake and carried my camera with me, hoping I may be able to take some nice shots of birds, spiders, turtles etc.

I’ve had a good time and took nearly 100 images. Some of them were pretty good, I was extremely excited about two in particular: a bird in flight that I managed to shoot  at 1/4000th of a second in a very interesting mid-air pose, and a monstrous spider the size of my hand.

As usual, as soon as I got home I copied the images on my pc to have a back up and…SD got corrupted. All images are lost.

-_-

Fun fact: it happened to my best SD card. I have a bunch of cheap Transcend cards that I’ve been using for years with no hiccups, while my Sandisk Pro SD card just gave me the finger. Glad it didn’t  happen to the pics of Okinawa, it would have been insane.

Anyway, I hope this coming weekend to upload some new stuff from Japan.