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    Last night I posted a sunset shot. While looking at it later, I figured I should set aside the wide, panoramic nature of the scene, and use some of the details to make some alternate compositions.

    So.....back to Maeda Flats...

    I'm glad I went back ! This time, there were people out in the water, and a passing freighter joined in as well.

    So, forsaking the wider expanse of the place, here's some re-cropped Okinawa sunset dreams.

    PHOTO NOTE : I'm standing in water up to my knees.

    Peter Zeng and chriscreek added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Demipoulpe 35 months ago | reply

      Make me nostalgic of okinawa ...

    2. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 35 months ago | reply

      I miss it as soon as I leave.

    3. WolfyD 35 months ago | reply

      PHOTO NOTE : I'm standing in water up to my knees.

      The things you do for that great composition. Well done. I hate that I'm at work at this time of day.

    4. _EdG_ 35 months ago | reply

      simply amazing well done!

    5. mjd-s 35 months ago | reply

      Just up to your knees? What a lack of commitment.

    6. neil1877 35 months ago | reply

      stunning shot indeed!

    7. DCI Photography 35 months ago | reply

      A classic example of "a picture is worth a thousand words"

    8. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 35 months ago | reply

      You are at work ? Yikes ! That's tough. The past two times I dropped by Maeda, there were a few other Military folks there shooting away with their cameras as well. I hope you get a shift change soon !

      Thanks !

      Ha Ha ! Actually, these are the "Flats". It's "up to my knees" all the way out there ! ....then, it immediately drops off into the "commitment zone". ;-)

      Thanks !

      Thanks. In my case, those 1000 words usually include a lot of typos.

    9. Jason_Combs 35 months ago | reply

      This is really nice. I hope to see some good sunsets while I'm there.

    10. RinkRatz 35 months ago | reply

      who do lovely red suns turn out white?

    11. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 35 months ago | reply

      Unlike the human eye, digital cameras run software algorithms that try to balance the brightness and hues of the whole scene falling on the CMOS sensor prior to storing as a digital file. If my zoom lens was longer, and the ball of the sun filled most of the frame, it would have come out much RED-er...or even ORANGE-ier ! ;-)

    12. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 35 months ago | reply

      Historically speaking, for the last 30 years in Okinawa, the months of JULY and OCTOBER have the greatest amounts of "nice weather" sunsets.

    13. RinkRatz 35 months ago | reply

      so the bigger I can fill my lens with the sun the more colourful it will become, distance sunsets are whited out, yes?

    14. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 35 months ago | reply

      Yes. (1) The larger the sun is on the sensor (and the greater share that has of the sensor's calculations, the more faithful the color of the sun will be. Also, (2) by by manually darkening the exposure of the whole scene, more color can be returned to the the expense of all else. Finally, if you have PhotoShop, you can do anything you want, not matter how it looks right out of the camera ! ;-)

    15. Nikita Hengbok 35 months ago | reply

      Awesome capture!

      A Brilliant Capture! Excellent Work! Well Done, My Friend!
      This is a personalized Friendship Award to you for being such a wonderful friend and/or in recognition of your great achievements in Art or Photography. This also serve as my heartfelt thanks for your lovely comments in my pics.

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    16. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 35 months ago | reply

      Thanks, guys. Glad you like it !

    17. PBY 35 months ago | reply

      Wonderful, well done

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    18. Okinawa Soba (Rob) 35 months ago | reply

      Thanks. I have never seen it look the same twice.

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