Iheya Island camping and the Moon Light Marathon
Took a little break from shooting back to back weddings through this busy bridal season to get away to beautiful lesser known Iheya island to support Haruna running in the half marathon and to also shoot as much of the island as I could in the 2 and a half days we were camping there.
Iheya island is one of the most northern islands of Okinawa and also one of the most beautiful I've visited so far. It's like Okinawa's secret paradise as even in the busy time during the Iheya Moon Light Marathon we still had entire beaches to ourselves. To get there it's a 1 and a half hour ferry ride from a port near Nakajin, north Nago out past Izena island to Iheya. We usually always take our car along on the ferry with us as we take a fair bit of camping and photography gear but it does cost around 15,000yen to get it there and back.
The island is a seascape shooters dream with most of the island surrounded by beautiful rocky shorelines and stunning clean beaches with pretty much no one on them. We were lucky enough to have great weather for the 3 days also apart from the rough seas that we had to cross on the ferry to get there which had myself, Jet & Jenna my kids feeling pretty sick.
I ended up shooting a bit over 1000 photos during the 3 days there. With a lot of them shooting runners in the marathon. Of the 1000 I kept about 200 images and from there picked 10 or so I'll be offering as prints for purchase, use in magazines etc..
Here are a few shots which stand out to me from our time there.
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