Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 35 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/3.2, ISO 200 — map & image data — nearby photos
on tiny Taketomi Island, near Ishigaki Island, in the far south of Japan
( after I got rid of most of the utility wires in post )
I don't think I'll require nine separate posts to cover the third day of our recent trip to Japan's Ishigaki Island in the East China Sea, but we'll see.
I'll start out Day Three with a little quiz....
A few miles off the south-west coast of Ishigaki Island is the tiny Taketomi Island, known for its quaint culturally-unique village. Most lanes in the village are lined by three things: coral walls, pretty flowers, and ugly utility poles.
Construction is under way to bury all the wires and get rid of the poles, so I've taken the liberty of doing so retroactively to the photo above, taken of us by a kind stranger.
The walls of stacked coral blocks are similar to those on far away Kakeroma-jima.
Which brings us to today's quiz: what color are the flowers that line the lane in the photo above?
(A link to the answer is posted among the comments below)