Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Travel Shot: Portrait of a Statue

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Obaa in Katsuren-jo Museum



This beauty was so irresistible, I just had to do it.  Take her picture, I mean.

When you first step into the museum and, spot her, you'd think she was a real live human.

Before, hiking up the hill to see the castle, it's a good idea to stop by the museum.

There's a gift shop and information booth there and soft drinks are available.

It's a good idea, to use the restrooms before, climbing the castle ruins, too.

It was the first time, I ever saw this Obaa (grandmother) sitting in the place.

She looks as if, she just walked out of the fields and, was sitting to rest for a minute.

While waiting for the ladies, to finish powdering their noses, I had some fun.

This photo was taken with the Pentax K3 and a 50MM lens at f/2  1/40sec.

Then, I sat down next to the Obaa, kicked off my flip-flops and, gave her a hug.

The timing was perfect only, I wish there had been another photographer in the room.

It would have been so nice, to have captured the look on my wife's face, when she saw me.

She was thinking, I was getting romantic with another granny, while she was in the restroom.

It's a wonder, she didn't have to powder her nose, again ! 

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Mikku @ ClickOkinawa said...

Hi, Mike!
Well, you've done it again, yuujin - beautiful photo and commentary so typical of what I've come to love and respect about ya!
Thanks! Looking forward to next trip to Kin :-)

RyukyuMike said...

Aw, don't love me or respect me. Just hurry back before all the cold Orion Beer is gone !

Mikku @ ClickOkinawa said...

Okay. Mikey-san!
Keep the beer cold and don't let anything bad happen to King Taco!
See you in about a year, yuujin!

RyukyuMike said...

Got it all covered, Dude !