Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 Happy New Year from Okinawa !

fireworks,blue, green, tower, image

Fireworks Look About an Hour Away



The reason for that is, they were and, I didn't feel like having anyone drive me there.

In the right side of this photo frame is the Kin Town Electric Power Plant smokestack.  

Way over on the left, you can barely see the pyrotechnics.

The photo was taken from an observation tower, a 10 minute walk from my office. 

The celebration with fireworks, took place along Kaichu-doro in Uruma City.

That's a causeway, leading to outer islands on Okinawa's east coast.

It was fun, hanging around atop a windy tower to take some photos.

But, next year, I think I should go to a five star resort for the New Year's  fireworks.

Not many people climb towers in December, around here.

I'll bet you ten dollars, a lot more people with common sense, go to those resort hotels !

Camera:  Pentax K3

Lens:  Sigma 50-500 at 70MM

Exposure:  f/11   13sec   ISO 100

Location:  Kin Town, Okinawa, Japan

Date and Time:  DEC 31 2015  11:48PM


Anonymous said...

Mike, are you a native Ryukyan ?


RyukyuMike said...


Not a native, born in Okinawa but, I'm a Ryukyu Transplant from America !