THE FOOTHILLS OF THE ADIRONDAKS.... IN OKINAWA
This misty mountain view along the East Coast of Okinawa actually reminded me of a few places in my memories --- of lakeside drives in Pennsylvania, and Up-State New York.
Since I'm experimenting with a new pocket digital (PENTAX WG-2), I'm posting three versions, all taken after the sun had set...and the rain had let up.
Many travelers and explorers in the 19th Century remarked that Okinawa had various standpoints that looked remarkably like places in New York, Italy, Egypt (!), Germany, and etc.
I've personally had several "out of body" experiences here (more like "not in Okinawa") where the scene in front of me triggered feeling of being back in North America somewhere.
Okinawa Prefecture --- which has the only real tropical Jungles in Japan --- also offers a wide range of visual experiences from the token pines of the old northern forests, to the tea fields of far-away Japan and China.
But for now, it was my moment to flashback to the days I spent driving along the private lakes and waterways in the mountains of up-state New York.
RANDOM SOBA : www.flickriver.com/photos/24443965@N08/random/