Sunday, October 29, 2017
15 Photos of Fukugawa Waterfalls Revisited
These falls are part of Nago City few travelers get to see.
It's been close to five years since I made the trek. These images were processed today.
It took a bit of photo editing, to prepare them for some travel sites.
The traditional Okinawa tiled-roof building serves as a rest stop.
It may be found, on the trail at the lower entrance to the waterfalls.
Reaching the falls from the trail at the top can be dangerous so, is not recommended.
Those, not good at navigating via Google Maps, may get directions at Map It Okinawa.
Pleasant weather, this time of the year, makes this an enjoyable nature hike.
A light jacket, sturdy walking shoes and, some insect repellent, would be the way to go.
The walk only takes about fifteen minutes but, I spend half an hour doing photography.
There's no telling, what kinds of creatures, you might spot in the jungles.
Birds, butterflies and, humongous banana spiders, are some of my favorites.
Recent typhoons may have turned this trickle of water, into a raging river.
Places along the trail may require visitors, to get their feet a little wet.
A walking stick might be a good idea, to keep from falling off of slippery rocks.
A few spots along the way, the trail may be non-existent and, climbing is necessary.
There's something about trekking in nature that relaxes the body.
Just, don't get too comfortable, climbing on wet rocks; they can be dangerous.
In places along the way, you may have to decide, which side of the stream, to hike on.
Like flowing water, I tend to take the path of least resistance.
Younger generation folks, may sprint, and splash, ahead of me. That's fine.
It's always fun, to experiment with slower shutter speeds, shooting flowing water.
If, you didn't bring along a camera, at least take some smart-phone photos.
Ferns, fallen trees, vegetation, flowing water and rocks, are great for composing images.
Cloudy days, are the best, for this type of photography. There's no sun glare.
A dreary day, when the beach is out of the question, is perfect for this trip.
Most people will hear the waterfall before it comes into sight.
It's not the largest fall in Okinawa but, it certainly is beautiful.
Whenever I visit waterfalls, I like to photograph from different angles.
On a sunny day, it's best to wait for some clouds to block the bright sunlight.
Moving around, gives you a chance to compose various images.
When reviewed on a computer monitor later, it's easy, to throw the worst ones away.
Sometimes, an editor wants, space to write or advertise. It's their money.
So, I'll make a composition, such as this. I certainly, don't like the image.
Show me the gold and, you can have it.
From the right side of the waterfalls, I had to shoot through some vegetation.
People who want privacy might think, this is a good place to jump into the water.