Isolation was taken during a visit to Ie Island a half hour ferry ride from Okinawa, Japan. This island is nicknamed island of flowers and sunsets, however I chose to photograph something different. Isolation was my first long exposure image of the sea defenses. As I normally do, I went out early while this tide was still high and the sun was just barely breaking through the clouds, however it was just enough. This was taken a week before I left my family for my 7-month deployment to Afghanistan, and at that moment I felt truly isolated.