Late-Afternoon Sun from Kouri Island
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Late-Afternoon Sun Kouri Island, Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl,
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 32 mm — 1/3200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Late-Afternoon Sun
Kouri Island, Okinawa, Japan

Going over some pictures from our recent trip to Okinawa, I was disappointed with those from our visit to Kouri Island, a small island a bit more than a mile in circumference off the northwestern coast of Okinawa. It's an island that has, more or less, nothing for tourists except the bridge leading to it, which is pretty.

I hadn't even looked at the pictures until today, and when I did, I was depressed by a lot of flat boringness that didn't really reflect the dynamic nature of the weather and the interesting landscape.

Until I came across this one.

All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

Wow! You can actually see the sunbeam come down out of the sky onto the bridge! Very nice.

— comment by Marcina on January 16th, 2009 at 10:41pm JST (15 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

I really like it . Should be a postcard.

— comment by Grandma Friedl on January 17th, 2009 at 6:23am JST (15 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Beautiful ! Landscape, clouds, bridge are just simple, just natural, but this light, this single sunbeam saying “look! here it is !”, like a finger pointing the bridge from the sky…

— comment by Eric on January 18th, 2009 at 4:33am JST (15 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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