Toys Sandblasted by Heavy Rain

Parts of Ohio have been having heavy rain and flooding lately, although where we are it's been sunny and hot for the last few days. We did get pounded with very heavy rains over the weekend and Monday. Yesterday, I happened to notice the effects from those rains in the play sandpile.

When we first arrived a month ago, Dad dumped a few bags of play sand for Anthony to play, but the heavy rains totally flattened the pile....

Sand-Splattered Toys -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 30mm — 1/125 sec, f/7.1, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Sand-Splattered Toys

Each of the bazillion rain drops splashed up a bit of sand when it hit, and sometimes that sand got stuck to where it splashed. Notice the sand-speckled underside of the blue thing in the upper-left of the picture above: the sand splashed a good foot (30cm) up. I was impressed.

Also notice the tubs filled up about four inches, a good indication of the amount of rainfall we had.

Sand-Blasted -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/750 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Sand-Blasted

I like the low-angle shot above, particularly since I didn't have to get down into the sand to get it because I used a Zigview S2 remote viewer. It's a nice little viewfinder camera/display that I'll write about later, but the short summary is that while it can be helpful, it's not nearly as nice as the product-information page, whose images are fantastically misleading.


One comment so far...

Hey Jeffrey,

Love reading your blog. My fiance loves reading about your camera interests. I just noticed that you didn’t close your italics tag after “fantastically misleading” in this entry (at the end) so the rest of your whole blog is in italics now. Just thought you’d like to know!

Ack! Thanks, fixed! And, thanks for the kind comments! —Jeffrey

Anthony is so adorable!

Teresa

— comment by Teresa on August 28th, 2007 at 9:43am JST (10 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink
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