Category Archives: Pentax 645D

Channeling Michael Bay

It’s only when I start looking through images in Lightroom that I notice that I’m picking up certain habits while shooting. When using the Profoto B1 strobe, I tend to position it off to my right and a little higher than the … Continue reading

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Meitetsu Yagi & Ippei Yagi at Fukushu Garden, Naha City, Okinawa

Shooting on location with karate master Meitetsu Yagi and his son Ippei, at the Fukushu Garden in Naha City, Okinawa. Photographed using the Pentax 645D with the 90mm and 35mm lenses along with the Profoto B1 flash with a beauty … Continue reading

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Karate Masters Portrait Project – Narihiro Shinjo

Narihiro Shinjo, Uechi Ryu karate master, and younger brother of Kiyohide Shinjo. He has won the kata section of karate championships so many times, James and I are having trouble working out the exact number. Just like his brother he … Continue reading

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Pentax 645D II

Images (not verifiable)  have now begun to appear on the internet of a new Pentax 645D II to be revealed at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show in Tokyo next week. No news of the exact sensor, but a … Continue reading

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Tsuyoshi Uechi 8th dan Isshinryu Karate

Tsuyoshi Uechi, 8th dan master of Isshinryu karate. We photographed him at his dojo in Okinawa City. His preferred weapons for kobudo are sai, which as you might expect, he wields with complete control.

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The Goroka Show, Papua New Guinea (Part 1)

Goroka is a town in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. It has less than twenty thousand residents and is accessible from Port Moresby by plane. Coffee is the main cash-crop, and the town is most famous for the … Continue reading

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Old Man of the Sea

On a hot day in Okinawa, Michael was delighted to be made to stand for photos dressed in a wool sweater and heavyweight fishing gear.

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Sabani Boat Race in Ginoza, Okinawa

A few shots of the sabani boat race from Kanna Beach in Ginoza last Saturday. Scorching sunlight made for a sweaty couple of hours walking on the beach. On days like this you really want to be in the water, … Continue reading

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Miyara Dounchi House and Gardens – Ishigaki Island

Built in 1819, Miyara Dounchi House and Gardens is the oldest home in the Yaeyama region. I stood on the roof of a neighboring house to get this shot. The joy of external stairways.

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Yoneko-yaki Pottery – Ishigaki Island, Okinawa

Yoneko-yaki Pottery produces the most colorful and possibly the most kawaii shisa statues in Okinawa. The workshop is just across the road from Yonehara Beach on the northern coastline of Ishigaki.

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