Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Zanpa Point Lighthouse at Sunset (Photo) Okinawa, Japan

Gotterdun!  It took some planning, a little luck with the weather and great timing with the seasalt ice cream parlor but, on the 18th of June, 2011 at 7:24PM this photo was captured with the PENTAX K5.

It was a good thing Ryukyu Rusty and I got over on the west coast of Okinawa early in the day and did some investigating.  THE ICE CREAM PLACE CLOSES AT 7PM !

You wouldn't want to see me after spending the whole day in the blistering sun, waiting for a chance to snap this photo and dreaming about Seasalt Vanilla Ice Cream if the joint closed before I got there.

The position of the setting sun had us fooled.  We thought it would have set more to the left in the scene but, we don't live on that side of the island.  I guess that makes us Pacific islanders.

There are about 40 frames of this sunset in my collection now and I'm not sure what Rusty totaled-up for the day.  He did snag a great silhouette shot of a fisherman casting his line over the cliffs with the setting sun and lighthouse in the background.
He is headed for the cover of National Geographic Magazine one of these days.  Wait and see !

Just last week I posted a photo of ZANPAMISAKI LIGHTHOUSE viewed in early morning light and promised I'd get a sunset photo of the place, maybe even eat some of that seasalt ice cream.

Well folks, it looks like we gotterdun !


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RyukyuMike said...

Thank you. I'm still in the process of curing, before mailing, the shot I owe you. Hope the typhoon we have building up over this way doens't put a damper on things!

Ryan said...

Great shot Mike, hey you might end up on the cover of natgeo yourself one of these days mate.

RyukyuMike said...

Thanks. I once made a statement about getting into National Geographic, "If I'm 100 years old before I get there, that's alright with me." It's still in the About Me header on my website. I think they may be holding me to my word.
Now, Gizmo, my dog, he got in there. They made a jigsaw puzzle outa him !

Sabrina said...

Great picture! I'm totally fascinated by anything with the sea in it :) The lighthouse is awesome!

RyukyuMike said...

Thank you. Surrounded by sea over here, I'll have to see what else I can shoot for you.

Unknown said...

Beautiful shot Mike. Lots of light houses where I am at the moment. I hope to get out an shoot a few if the weather ever clears.

I'm posting Travel Photo Thursday on Nova Scotia time for the next couple of weeks, so who knows what time it will be everywhere else! Also, if you don't see me around much it's because I don't have a connection at my Dad's house, so have to come to the library to connect. :)

Leigh said...

I love the shot - especially the feeling it evokes. You nailed this one!

RyukyuMike said...

Nova Scotia don't have innernet in people's houses, yet!
No wonder you ran off to Korea. Tell yer Dad get with the 21st Century. I'm an old geezer an' I dunnit. Hah!

Thanks. Hope I didn't miss your TPThursday entry this week. Got busy around here and it doesn't seem to be slacking off.

Cathy Sweeney said...

Gorgeous shot, Mike. Well worth the wait, I'd say -- especially since you didn't have to miss out on the ice cream.

RyukyuMike said...

Thank you. The ice cream didn't taste any different than the stuff we used to make with rock salt but, on a hot day, even rock ice would taste good to me!

Unknown said...

Nice! Love the color of the sky.
And ice cream to boot.....perfection.

RyukyuMike said...

Thanks,again !