Friday, August 2, 2013
Travel Photo: Subtle Sunset Silhouettes
This photo was taken on the west coast of Okinawa, Japan.
The location isn't exactly where I would have gone to shoot a sunset.
But, I had some time to kill and decided to make this composition.
Along came this dude, maybe, in his 50's. He wanted to see what I shot.
So, I showed him the image on my LCD screen.
He was carrying a point and shoot camera.
It was a fancy model. He claimed, designed for shooting in low light.
He said he remembered me, from one of the outer islands. I didn't remember him. Groan.
What could I do ? Say, "Yeah, I remember you, too. The guy with the black hair !"
Instead, I just said, "Really ?"
Then, I mumble to myself something about pretty girls in bikinis.
Anyway, on with the story.
The guy said the photo I took, reminded him of Tahiti.
Well, I couldn't argue because, I've never been there.
But, the thought occurred to me, "I wonder if thought he saw me there, too ?"
Watching him try to compose the same shot I had taken, I noticed he couldn't hold steady.
So, I told him to rest his camera on my tripod and he got a somewhat similar shot.
He thanked me and, went on his way.
Now, I'm wondering. Does Tahiti really look like that ?
If it does, I have a suggestion for the Mayor of Onna-son.
Get some girls in bikinis !
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