Portrait Session on the Beach at Sunset in Okinawa

All the pictures in this post were taken with the Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 lens mounted on a Fujifilm X-T1.


 

I’m back in Tokyo after having spent the Easter week-end on the main island of Okinawa. Just a couple days relaxing on the beachside with the Ms. We stayed at the Busena Terrace hotel, which was built to host the G8 summit back in 2000. Not a photo trip, but could still used this opportunity to grab  few quick portraits of the Ms. by the beach…

  

… followed by a bit of jazz by the pool. 


 

As far as gear was concerned, I only wanted to use my carry-on luggage, so I only took one Fuji X-T1 body with the XF16-55mmF2.8 mounted on it with me. I just had enough space remaining to throw-in a Yongnuo flash with a remote trigger on top of my stuffs, which came in very handy for those backlit portraits. You can see below how I just handheld the flash at arm length for some easy off-camera lighting in this serie of images. Sure, bigger light modifiers could have provided a better quality of light, but as far as family holiday pictures go this works well enough for me. 

BTS Okinawa

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A Walk to the Shrine

All the pictures in this post were taken with the Fujinonย XF16-55mmF2.8 lens mounted on a Fujifilm X-T1.

There is virtually an infinite amount of beautiful temples located in Tokyo. In fact, there are so many that it does not take much walk outside of the beaten paths found in every travel books to find some little known but beautiful ones.

I just found out the one below last week-end. Although mostly ignored by foreigners, it seems to be a very famous power spot among Japanese.

I consider the pictures below as “draft” pictures. I’ll take the time to come back here in a better light, if possibl after the lights have been turned on. Add some reflections of those lights on the wet path of it has been a rainy day beforehand, and this might be the best combination for this specific location…

I had no idea this shrine existed before last week-end, and I think it would deserve to be better known. It’s such a beautiful place I have made it the background image of my phone ๐Ÿ™‚ย If you liked this post, please consider sharing it with your friends on social networks, and keep in touch with me on Twitter ๐Ÿ˜‰

Matsumoto Castle

All the pictures in this post were taken with the Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 lens mounted on a Fujifilm X-T1.

I recently made a brief detour by the castle of Matsumoto on my way back to Tokyo from the Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park. The castle looks gorgeous and is definitely worth a stop on your way to Takayama for example. I did not have time to visit inside this time, but I will be coming back in May.

      

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