Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cowabunga ! The Ryukyu Dudes Did Fukugawa (Photo Essay)



So, it must not be a cuss word.


Fukugawa ain't a cuss word either.

It's a waterfall near Nago City in Okinawa, Japan and this photo essay will show you some of the scenery captured when those Ryukyu Dudes, RyukyuRu and RyukyuRusty, dragged RyukyuMike out to see the place.



Those two Ryukyu Dudes were in a hurry to get up there.  Not me.

The old back is still sore from slipping at Todoroki Waterfall.

So, I kinda hung back taking some slow and easy shots.


Approaching the falls got me thinking this was a great time of year to visit these waterfalls.

It was a fairly decent hike going up there but, cool and cloudy outside so, it was perfect weather for waterfall photography.


After taking several photos from directly in front of the falls it was time for me to move on.


Pretending I was heading back down the trail,  I sneaked this shot of RyukyuRu composing a waterfall photo.


Then, I really did, head back down the trail and got some practice using rocks to steady the Pentax while my tripod went to the top of the falls with those Ryukyu Dudes.


So, that's what I did.


There were a few cherry blossoms blooming but, I figured this old tile roof would outshine them color-wise and it did.


In this photo, if you look real close, there were more raindrops hanging from the branches than cherry blossoms.  So, I got wet.


That wooden bridge caught my attention on the way in and I shot it again going back out.  
Only this time, made sure to include some sakura and ferns in the scene.


Now, I really don't know what kind of photos RyukyuRusty and RyukyuRu got at the Fukugawa Waterfalls or, if they even read this blog.

But,  I got something to say to them for dragging me up there.

COWABUNGA DUDES !

I shot Cherry Blossoms

I shot Fukugawa Waterfalls

AND, I SHOT YOU TWO, TOO !














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