Friday, June 14, 2013

June 13, 2013 Crescent Moon and Sunset Near Ie Jima

Sometimes the Sun Won't Cooperate


Last night a break from processing Dragonboat Race photos was in order.

The Map It Okinawa dude came by and wanted to go somewhere for sunset photography.

We drove from one island to another trying to make the best of the situation.

Low hanging clouds can sure ruin sunsets.

The plan, was to get a beautiful, bright sun, going down behind Ie Jima.

Scouting positions around Sesoko Island we figured it wouldn't be possible, from there.

Back on the main island of Okinawa the sun was already dipping below the horizon.

That's alright for silhouette photography, if you like the colors in the sky.

The scene didn't thrill me.

So, I shot the crescent moon.

Then, backed up all the way to 18mm and got the moon, along with the sunset.

 Map It Dude had no idea what I was doing next.

Off the seawall and out in the street, I went and squeezed his silhouette in the frame, too !

The above photos taken with a Pentax K5 and 18-250mm lens.

Location:  GPS N 26 39.528   E 127 53.098 on Motobu Peninsula.

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