Yesterday my wife and I were driving to an Italia Fest event in Naha. On our way there we had to pass by the Shurijo Castle area and saw some people string some ropes across this pond. My wife said it looked like they would be hanging the Koinobori (Carp Banners). I immediately thought this would be a great location to photograph especially with Shurijo Castle in the background with the pond and banners in the foreground. I decided to head over there this afternoon, but was concerned because the weather was pretty ugly. The daytime shots were nothing special because the sky just was very boring. Fortunately, the castle gets lit up at night so the shot really works better at blue hour. I may try and return if we ever get some good weather and beautiful skies and try for a golden hour shot.
This is the first time I've had a good opportunity to go out shooting since we came back from Okinawa. Still have some more to learn with the new camera to be as quick and make/change settings without thinking about it. For example, in this photo I was playing around with the ISO earlier in the session but forgot to set my ISO back to a low number so this photo was taken at 1250 ISO. The camera dealt with it pretty well along with good noise reduction in Lightroom so its barely noticeable.