Thursday, April 21, 2016
Flower Photos: Iris Fields in Kijoka District of Ogimi Okinawa
The fields were in full bloom last weekend and, there are still many purple flowers to see.
For me, going early or, late in the season is much more relaxing.
Weekend crowds, tour buses and mobs of people, posing for pictures can be annoying.
It's more fun, even when the skies are grey, when few visitors come to the fields.
The sky is easily eliminated, when close-up shots, fill the camera frame.
So, I just go around the fields, looking for which ever iris plants, I want to be subjects.
The fields are flooded with water so, it isn't easy to get closeup shots.
The best thing to do, is stand on the dikes and use a zoom lens if, you want to stay dry.
Some folks, say these iris flowers, look like a dragon, sticking its tongue out.
So, I go looking for flowers that might fit that description and, shoot them.
When, I think the mission has been accomplished, I back-off and take one last photo.
Then, buy some flowers, to take home to the wife.
Tell her, it was a terrible day, up there, she won't feel like she missed out on something.
The flowers, I bring home, make her happy. She'll look at this image.
And, be glad I didn't drag her along with me. Hah !