In late April when my family went to Okayama Prefecture, we flew through Takamatsu, which is on one of Japan’s main islands called Shikoku. While coming down we really only stopped through, but on the way back we had a little bit of time at Takamatsu station before catching the bus to the airport. Having been to the city before, I knew that only about a 5-10 minute walk from where we were waiting, there was a lovely view of the inland sea. So I went down, but only brought one lens. It was the wrong lens for the view. Heading back, getting the right lens, then returning to the water would take at least 20 minutes, and we were starting to get close to our time to leave. I wasn’t sure it was worth it. The weather wasn’t great, I was tired from a long (though enjoyable) week, and couldn’t afford to miss the next bus because it was the last! But, after promising my wife I’d be back in time, I decided to go for it. This is one of the shots I got because of that, and I’m really happy with how this turned out. Honestly, when I first looked at my photos I thought it had been a waste of time. But sometimes you find hidden gems in those kinds of shots.
Oh, and we made the bus. 🙂