Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Quick Visit to the Ginowan City Museum

Museum,mannequin,Okinawa,straw-roofed house

The Pros and Cons of Museum Photography



On the plus side -- Museums are usually climate-controlled.

The bad news -- The lighting might not be the best for photography.

The island was experiencing some rapidly changing weather, due to an approaching typhoon.

Driving around we saw dark grey skies, sprinkles of rain and, bright sunshine.

After hitting half a dozen locations, outdoors it was time for some air-conditioning.

When the weather turns iffy, that's when we switch to Plan B.

It was the first visit to this attraction for Doc Graff.  I had been there several times before.

They have some interesting artifacts in this place.

One, is the remnants of a train that existed on Okinawa prior to WWII.

And, there are lots of cultural/historical items from Ginowan's past, stored within.

They just don't have much in the English language, for you to read.

So, if you can't read or, speak Japanese, you may want to bring along someone who does.

Speaking enough of the dialect, to get by, I always have fun, talking to the museum staff.

And, they are helpful, assisting me with research.

The museum wasn't busy with a busload of tourists, today so, I shot this photo.

Camera: Pentax K3

Lens: Pentax 18-250mmDA3.5-6.3 at 32mm

Exposure: f/16  2.5sec   ISO 100

A tripod and the camera 2 second timer were used to take the shot.

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