Typhoon Bolaven hits Okinawa
The tail end of Typhoon Bolaven is still blowing pretty hard outside now. The typhoon didn't turn out to be as hard core as first expected. Rumors were going around that it was supposed to be the biggest typhoon to hit Okinawa in 13 years. Although it did kick up some serious winds I think last years biggest one still takes the cake as the most wild weather since I moved to Okinawa almost 3 years ago now.
Never the one to pass up seeing and experiencing some of mother natures angry side, I packed up a light camera kit consisting of a Canon 5D mkII, Canon S95 and good ol trusty iPhone 4s and head out to try and capture some of the typhoons effects on the island.
To kick off with here is a little iPhone video clip I filmed while I was at Zanpa Misaki the first time as the typhoon was still building up strength.
It was almost impossible to see what I was filming or shooting most of the time thanks to the salt water stinging and battering my eyes. Just before I filmed this clip the force of the wind blew me back a few meters onto some precarious sharp rocks just as I peered around this large rock for a glimpse of the rough seas. Not the smartest place to be during a typhoon but hey, I'm a sucker for extreme weather.
Here are some images I made from the few days during Bolaven as all my wedding's were canceled so I had plenty of free time.