Sunday, January 04, 2009
First snowboard session for the year
Got out for our first "real" snowboard of the year yesterday. Took Stu & Haruna up to Minowa (where we used to work) for some mountain shredding 8) The weather looked promising on the way up the mountain but once going through the long tunnel which brings you out the other side of the mountain the weather didnt look so great afterall. Still it wasnt a blizzard so could still enjoy some decent riding.
Most of the steeper sections had the snow blown off by the strong winds leaving bare ice patches which made for scary fast decents. But once we got off the main corses and into the trees there was plenty of sweet soft powder to be ridden. We all had our fair share of stacks/crashes but were all able to walk away with just some nasty muscle pain today. Wanted to take the camera up to get some shots of use boarding but with the weather the way it was I just couldnt get inspired. Just a couple of snaps back at the car park befoer heading home.
Having a gay ol time with Stu
Stu & Haruna take a leap of faith. Note Stu pulling out his trademark facials during this shot!
An Australian photographer living on beautiful Okinawa island. I specialize in wedding photography, and shoot literally hundreds of weddings each year with my company Watabe Wedding. But I love to shoot a wide variety of subjects and also love teaching photography. I'm quite a gadget geek love to get the latest tech toys. When I'm not shooting weddings you'll find me practicing my craft in other ways, photographing my kids, Okinawa's amazing seascapes or listening to various photography podcasts.