Saturday, December 19, 2009
Trying to get to work
Sometimes it can be a real mission just to do simple things like get to work on time to shoot an early wedding. After a fair dumping of snow and very icy roads such tasks can become impossible.
I managed to get my 50cc scooter as far as the end of the driveway before getting totally stuck and having to turn back. My lovely wife was kind enough to record my troubles just before giving up and turning back only to have to walk 40mins with my camera gear on my back to get to my job.
Winter on the roads in Japan is a very dangerous time (at least here in Northern Japan). Its only our 2nd big day off snow here and already loads of traffic accidents have been reported.
I still LOVE the snow though!!
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.