Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Wet Ladies Travel Photo from Okinawa, Japan

It was a beautiful day up in the northern part of Okinawa, Japan Wednesday Aug 24, 2011 at the Ungami Matsuri.  Here is a scene taken where the Pentax came in handy.  World famous for water resistant qualities, the Pentax was my camera of choice over the Canon and Panasonic. 

I wanted to get down close to the action yet, go wide angle to catch the blue skies, mountains and the three dragonboats racing towards the shore.  There was a good chance I'd get wet, too.

These ladies didn't just get wet from jumping in the ocean to cheer their dragonboat teams.  They did a whole lot of dancing and wetting their whistles before taking a dip in East China Sea.








7 comments:

Cathy Sweeney said...

I'm glad you had the Pentax handy, too. Great shot. Interesting ladies!

Jim said...

I thought thwey were out their fishing until I read further.

RyukyuMike said...

Cathy and Jim,
Really, they were a lively bunch. It'll probably be a week before I finish developing all the photos I took. Hope you come back to see more.

AngelaCorrias said...

Lovely shot, those ladies are pretty cool!

RyukyuMike said...

Angelina,
They really are something special to see. I'm still developing photos today. More to come. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.

Sherry said...

What a sight that must've been for you! Especially, of course with all that dancing. I've always wondered why SE Asian women typically love getting wet fully clothed.

RyukyuMike said...

Sherry,
LOL I get so busy shooting these scenes, they could all be naked and I'd nevef know !