Ishigaki Day 3: Coral Beds Near Taketomi Island
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In my previous post about our recent trip to Ishigaki Island in southern Japan, I mentioned that we'd taken a side trip to the small but nearby Taketomi Island. The trip involved a 15-minute ride in a boat similar to...

Similar Boat, as Seen From Our Own Photo by Anthony Friedl -- Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Anthony Friedl
Similar Boat, as Seen From Our Own
Photo by Anthony Friedl
Inside Our Boat -- Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 4500 — map & image datanearby photos
Inside Our Boat
Checking the Sights -- Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 45 mm — 1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Checking the Sights
Arrival on Taketomi -- Taketomi Island, Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Arrival on Taketomi
Busy Port Photo by Anthony Friedl -- Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Anthony Friedl
Busy Port
Photo by Anthony Friedl

Anthony took the picture above likely due to the whale-themed boat in the center, but it turns out that we made an impromptu decision to see the coral in a glass-bottomed boat, so we ended up getting onto the boat shown at right, for a short trip out to some of the many coral beds....

Inside the Glass-Bottom Boat above the coral -- Taketomi Island, Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 5000 — map & image datanearby photos
Inside the Glass-Bottom Boat
above the coral
Taketomi Island, Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 5000 — map & image datanearby photos
Some Fish, Too -- Taketomi Island, Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Some Fish, Too

All the color were muted blues as you see above, but in post processing, I could extract a few real colors...

Fake Real Color it's likely much closer to reality, but not what you really could see -- Taketomi Island, Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Fake Real Color
it's likely much closer to reality, but not what you really could see

These kind of coral beds were all over the place, creating dark zones in the blue sea. Here's a view out the boat window, back toward Ishigaki two miles in the distance....

Taketomi Island, Okinawa, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos

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Greetings from Southern California. I’ve been enjoying your blog for a few months now after a friend sent me the link. As a novice photographer, I really appreciate that you post the camera settings with your photos. You must take dozens to hundreds of photos at a time. How do you keep track of your camera settings as you’re shooting throughout the day?

They’re recorded in the camera metadata (“Exif data”) by the camera, automatically. —Jeffrey

— comment by Lin G. on July 27th, 2009 at 4:07am JST (8 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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