Friday, April 19, 2019
This image shows the moon at 99.3% full. Around 8 PM tonight it will be at 100%.
The Weather Channel on my iPhone shows clouds all day and tonight.
The moon may or, may not peek through the clouds this evening.
So, when I noticed it appear this morning, I went out behind the house and shot the sucker.
Camera: Pentax K1
Lens: Pentax 300 MM with 1.4 converter for Focal Length 420 MM
Exposure: f/11 1/100 ISO 100
Date and Time: APR 19 2019 5:06 AM
We'll be out there somewhere in Okinawa doing our usual Friday camera day.
It has been determined, the best excursions take place when we have no plans.
So, on Friday mornings, we just hop in a car and head off to locations unknown.
We decide North, South, East or West after the car doors are slammed.
Sometimes we'll hit all four directions in one day!
Tonight as the sun goes down I'll be checking the skies for a moon appearance.
If it decides to cooperate, I'll go out and shoot the sucker again.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Nature Therapy for the Soul
Lately I've been taking early morning hikes with the dog, trying to get him in shape.
Way before sunup, I'm out navigating Okinawa's east coast in Kin Town.
By the time the sun rises above surrounding hills and trees I'm walking along the river.
These birds, known as Black-winged Stilts entertained me, circling above the water.
It was 6:39 AM on April 8th, when this image was captured.
Can you remember what you were doing at the time?
Moving along the east bank of the river, I keep looking for interesting reflections to shoot.
Some of my Okinawa friends, who have moved off the island, will enjoy these photos.
They bring back memories of hours, spent on the river, enjoying nature photography.
Not actually planning on bird photography, I was using wide angle lenses.
It would be 7:15 AM by the time I reached this Kin Bypass bridge.
The dog and I, would continue our leisurely stroll all the way to the Kin Dam.
There, we would rest in the shade and take a refreshing water break.
If there's a river or lake near you, checkout the early morning light.
You might be surprised, what the scenery does for your spirits!