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Pics From Okinawa Japan (Ongoing)

Discussion in 'Photos and Video' started by fropleyqk, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. fropleyqk

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    I'm going to dedicate a thread to pics I'm taking here in Japan. I'll continuously add more. For reference, I have a P3A and use Lightroom for editing. Additional equipment: Polar Pro 6 piece ND Filter set. I'm VERY new to this and by no means consider myself experienced. So hopefully these pics should get better as the thread progresses.

    Camera settings for the pics below: Raw+JPEG/ISO100/AEB 5 Shots/everything else set to manual or "none". Also used ND/PL 16 filter.

    Seawall Polished 2.jpg Seawall Polished.jpg
     
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    Great! Could you also tell us where on the island the photos are taken? Thanks!
     
  3. fropleyqk

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    Even better! Ty
     
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    Very nice! I was in Kadena AFB back in '86. I never went with my buddies into Naha but I kick myself for not joining them.
     
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    I was posted on Camp Kinser for a while. I miss Okinawa's beautiful scenery. Is that the Sunabe Sea Wall?
     
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    Torii Station in '76-'77. Looks like "The Rock" has changed...
     
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    Yup!
     
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  11. fropleyqk

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    Wow! Incredibly useful link. Thank you. I was unaware. Admittedly, a couple of these may have originated in red zones. I'll be more careful from this point. Thanks.
     
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    Yeah same here man! On my unboxing video I took my drone down to the main cities park which was a big fat red zone. So best to be careful as we don't want to piss off the Japanese gods.
     
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    WoW this is beautiful, Okinawa huh?, this looks way different from what Mr. Miyagui showed Daniel in Karate Kid 2 ;)
     
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    Yeah it is a bit different. Hahahaha
     
  18. fropleyqk

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    I've gotten a bit smarter over the past weeks when it comes to photography. ISO is still left at 100 since all of my shots are in blinding sunlight. No aperture adjustment (obviously) which only leaves shutter speed. I've found turning on "over exposure" warning has helped when adjusting shutter speed. All my photos are shot in RAW with no effects, white balance adjustments etc. I've also gone back to the stock lens (no ND filters). I like the photos to be as natural as possible before taking them into Lightroom. I still do bracket shots but 3 instead of 5. When you do 5 it locks up the video feed for about 10 seconds. Don't like losing visibility for that long.

    If you're shooting in bright sunlight, setting ISO to 100 is probably best. Low light shots will require tweaks. And again, since you can't adjust aperture, raise ISO for lower light conditions should still be enough to to get great shots with a little trial and error with shutter speed.