Sunday, September 27, 2015

Full Moon Celebration Kin Town SEP 2015

Typhoon Dujan Blew Us Off



The ornery tropical storm went to ruin the weekend somewhere else, south of here.

It didn't make it easy to do moon photography but, we gotterdun.

full moon, Kin Town, Okinawa
Out with the big lens to catch the moon coming up over the horizon was disappointing.

A thick layer of clouds, wouldn't let the moon shine through so, I walked back to town.

Then, I changed lenses to do some festival photography and, headed out again.

The golden moon peeked through the clouds for just a few seconds. 

This photo was taken with an 18-250mm lens, stretched all the way out.

women in traditional clothing, Ryukyu dance

First time for everything, someone decided to hold the festival indoors.

The place was packed and, I had to find somewhere, to get my back against the wall.

These gals, waiting to do a dance onstage, agreed to let me take their photo.

music, traditional, classic, Ryukyuan
Off to the side of the stage, I captured this performance.

Traditional Ryukyuan music is being played on stringed instruments and drums.

stringed instruments, drums, stage
From the back of the auditorium, I was able to get everyone in the scene.

There were lots of children running around and, folks sipping spirits.

royalty, costumes, dance, classical

This is some sort of classical dance they used to do in the old days.

Back when this place was called the Ryukyu Kingdom, only royalty could perform the dance.

With lots of people offering me drinks and, kids bouncing around my tripod, um... started giving me some royal pains so, I decided it was time to get back outdoors.

full moon, zoom lens, 700mm

Back in the office, I changed lenses again and, managed to catch this silver moon.

The gold was gone and the moon was higher in the sky.

So, I put enough lens on the camera, to give me 700mm of glass to poke at the supermoon.

Several hundred images were downloaded from two cameras.

But, it's time for me to get out of here and do some celebrating in town !

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