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 I took 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 dragon boats 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 dragon boat teams. They did a whole lot of dancing and wetting their whistles before taking a dip in the East China Sea.