Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Travel Photo of the Week: Camera Crowd in Hedo

This photo was taken in the Village of Hedo, Okinawa, Japan.

Sunday December 23, 2012 was a special day for the folks up there.

Busloads of culture and history enthusiasts showed up and plenty of cameramen came, too.

The attraction was the reenactment of a ritual from the old Ryukyu Kingdom.

Sometimes, when you are at these cultural events, there is plenty of free time.

Traveling a long distance and waiting for things to get started isn't a lot of fun.

So, what many of the photographers do, is start shooting each other.

That's what the camera crowd did in Hedo this past weekend.

And, I got pictures to prove it.


Evan said...

I love this photo of photos being taken. The expressions are priceless.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Nice to see you among us again on TPThursday. A great shot,btw.

RyukyuMike said...

Hah, I got more than my 15 minutes of fame, that day. They were all shooting me !

RyukyuMike said...

Jackie and Joel,
Thanks. You wouldn't believe how busy I've been. Thought today was Sunday. Happens a lot. That's how I always miss TPThursday !

Michele {Malaysian Meanders} said...

They all have very nice cameras, no point-and-shoots. How many photographers were standing next to you taking pictures the other way?

HikeBikeTravel said...

Looks like everyone is having some fun - and nice that I can finally leave a comment on your blog.

RyukyuMike said...

LOL There was no one standing next to me. I was the subject for this, camera club gone wild. So, I opened my wide angle and used the external light meter to adjust, firing away !

Muza-chan and HikeBikeTravel, Thank you.

Dick Jordan said...

Great shot of you taking photos of those taking photos of you!

I spent about a year and a half on Okinawa and most of that time I owned a car so I got to tour parts of the island in my spare time. But I don't think I ever got that far north.

Dick Jordan

RyukyuMike said...

What a shame, you missed Hedo. We bspent the night and had a great time with those friendly folks !

Cathy Sweeney said...

This just might be my favorite photo of the day. Very cool!

RyukyuMike said...

When I told them, I'd have to start charging modeling fees, about 10 bucks, a shot, they became less enthusiastic !

Sophie's World said...

Photographing the photographers. Very cool :)

RyukyuMike said...

We had a blast. Try it sometime in your travels. Happy New Year to you and yours !