Friday, April 15, 2011

Going Down (Photos) How I Gotter Dun. You can Getter Dun, Too

f/11  25sec  ISO 100  Focal Length 18mm

If you were lookin for some photos of places where the sun don't shine you've come to the right place. 

I think it's kinda sexy going down, deep down inside Mother Earth and I've had a lot of folks tell me they like to know the camera specs I use when I take these sorts of photos.

The five shots I'm posting today were published in an article at Go Backpacking 15 July 2010

                                     The Title: GOING DOWN IN OKINAWA, JAPAN

                                                  f/11  6sec   ISO 100  Focal Length 23mm 
Here's how I gotter dun. For all these photos I used a Pentax K10D with an 18-250mm Pentax Lens. The camera was mounted on a Manfrotto 725B Tripod and a Cable Release was used to trigger the shutter.

                                                   f/14   25sec   ISO 100  Focal Length 18mm

It really doesn't matter what make or model camera you use.  I chose Pentax because of it's water resistance qualities and tough body.  I go a lot of places where things get wet and, being a bit of a clod, I bang cameras around and drop them once in awhile. 

I'd use the latest, greatest, most expensive Canon or Nikon if somebody else was paying for it.

                                                   f/11   6sec   ISO 100  Focal Length 130mm

This series of photos was taken at Gyokusendo Cave in the southern part of Okinawa, Japan JUN 2010

                                                  f/11   15sec   ISO100  Focal Length 18mm

The week coming up, there's a big event called EARTH DAY and it happens on Friday April 22, 2011 but, you don't have to wait for the weekend to go down inside Mother Earth.  Do the way I did when I gotter dun.  Avoid all the tourists, grab your camera, take your time and getter dun on a weekday !

More information on the caves of Okinawa may be seen in my article published at CNNGO


Cathy Sweeney said...

Don't know if I've ever thought about caves and sex at the same time before. Great photos.

RyukyuMike said...

Whoops. I try concentrating real hard on focus and composition and forget about all that other stuff !

Unknown said... I'm too busy hanging onto the camera and making sure I don't land on my rear-end!

Beautiful shots Mike.

RyukyuMike said...

Well, I've lost shoes and dropped my camera so hard it bounced a few times. Some folks consider stuff like that sexy!