Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Shootout- WATER

Friday Shootout is WATER.

Once again here's the brief overview of Misawa:

The City of Misawa is located near the northeast tip of the Japanese main island of Honshu in Aomori Prefecture. It is a town with a population of about 44,000, in which the Pacific Ocean lies to its east, picturesque Lake Ogawara to the west.

That means we have plenty of water too! Browse and enjoy my photos.

Rice fields filled with water in front of our house, after sunset

Another shot

Rice fields, the farmers are starting to plant the rice (by machine)


Last Monday, Memorial holiday in US [yes, we had our holiday too even we're in Japan, we are still Americans anyway who happened to live in Japan hehehe], we got a lot of oysters from a river that I forgot the name :-) .....[again hehehe]. I need to ask my friend what's the name of this river and we need to come back here to get more oysters.

A man was fishing

Oysters in the bottom of water

A rock full of oysters and the background of course is water....where we got this rock :-)

A bucket filled with oysters and of course we put some cold "water"

part of the river, shallow one

My son looking for some clams, the water was very cold

My son and his friend looking for clams and crabs

A drive-by shot after digging some oysters from this river

Some boats as I spotted while we're driving back home from the river


Misawa Beach - part of Lake Ogawara which is located on base. I just had my blog about Misawa beach and some some of the photos are here again.


Misawa beach during afternoon

walking along the beach


Domo Arigato! Thank you very much!


The Pink Birdhouse said...

Missy, that last picture is just GORGOUS, it looks like something that should be framed and hung in my room! I love it. All your pictures were once again just awesome, I love how you are able to capture everything just right. Not sure what kind of camera you have, but your colors show up so bright and clear. I need to work on my pictures a bit, they seem to dull in color. Anyway, the drive by picture was really fabulous too. And i guess there is nothing more interesting then seeing those rice fields!! Now that really makes me feel as if I have just taken a plane on over to Japan and saw it for myself. Fantastic post and great job on the shoot out. Always a pleasure to stop by your blog and see what you have to share with us. ciao, Debby

Mildred said...

Hello Missy, I really enjoyed your post about water today. What a treat to get to see all your beautiful scenery. Like Debby said, your photographs are so clear and colorful. Thanks so much for sharing such beauty with us.

GingerV said...

Missy your photos are excellent! I like very much the first one with the night (or evening) sky reflected in the water. The PInk Birdhouse is right your colors are really good. maybe no polution or humidity to obscure the colore.
anyway great job.

Butler and Bagman said...

Your color is deep and haunting...I love what you do to the sky...and what a great playground on the beach!! I laughed out loud at the oysters in the box where your caption had to mention the water so we'd note it. Great take on the theme.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

These are beautiful shots Missy. I love the fisherman.....the oyster looks so realy that you feel like you could reach out and touch it. I especially love the one of your son wading for clams.....Ohhh, I just can't pick a favorite!!!
Hope your weekend is filled with love, joy and laughter and......

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Jen said...

Absolutely stunning shots. All of them.

Wow. Kudos on this post in particular.


Patty said...

Magnificent shots. I love the oyster shots and the clam hunters and oyster hunters. We do that around here, too.

My favorite is the water shot with the one ripple shot. Did you throw a stone in the water or did it come from a critter? Perfect shot.

Love them all.

Thanks for another tour around your lovely area.

Oh, I love rice, especially sticky rice.

Loida of the 2L3B's said...

Dearest Missy,
Oh finally, I see you again and enjoy Japan as ever.. Your son is getting bigger now compared to the first photos. Photos Japan waters are really interesting especially those in the rice fields. I'll browse back and see what I had missed from your recent photo shoot outs.. Have a lovely ady ahead.. care, ate loida

gigi said...

Rice fields in the evening and the reflection in them are just awesome. And how can a drive by shot be so beautiful?? Water was a great theme for you too. My GRAND~girls would go nuts for that beach playground. It looks like to much fun.
Can't wait to see Japan next week.
Sunshine and smiles!

Zaroga said...

I so enjoyed browsing your photos. they are full of blue hues... which I love!

ROSIDAH said...

Hi Missy, you have wonderful photos here on your blog! I'm sorry for my very late visit. I have been suffering from sinusitis, but I'm feeling better now. Hope you have a wonderful week :)

Doreen said...

the first two shots took my breath away. beautiful post and awesome job!!

bertN said...

No mussels in the area? Btw, your photography is exceptionally good.

Gordon said...

Fabulous photos! I always enjoy tours like yours. I could almost taste the oysters.

J9 said...

The single drop interrupting the rice field reflection is a wonderful shot! I also really enjoyed the boats!

Missy said...

TO ALL- Thanks for all your comments, you all inspired me to take nice photos :-) I hope you come back and visit me once again

Luv2Cr8Art said...

Yes.. love the pics.

So did it cost you to get those oysters??Where was this at??

Missy said...

Hi luv2cre8art- sorry this is too late to respond but actually I have no idea where this was, we can't even remember to go back here :-)

Jim said...

Where did you dig the oysters? Got directions. I would love to go dig some up