Playing in the River with Gen
Boys Will Be Boys -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 150 mm — 1/1250 sec, f/4.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Boys Will Be Boys

Anthony and I visited Zak and his 3-and-a-half-year-old son Gen for a day of play, including a trip to the same park in Otsu City that Anthony and Monet played in last week (that I mentioned on my Overwhelmed: an Embarrassment of Riches post).

The two boys spent most of the time playing in the water.

Under a Bridge -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 220 mm — 1/500 sec, f/4.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Under a Bridge
“Let's Go Down There” -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 340 mm — 1/750 sec, f/5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
“Let's Go Down There”
“Hmmm, I Like the Sound of That....” -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 340 mm — 1/640 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
“Hmmm, I Like the Sound of That....”
Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 165 mm — 1/1250 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 340 mm — 1/1250 sec, f/4.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 180 mm — 1/1250 sec, f/4.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 340 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/4.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos

At this point they started to walk away on the path (a path that leads down to a busy street), so I yelled down for them to come back. Three-year-old Gen, being the three-year-old that he is, turned heel and started running away, so I took off down after him.

I was carrying my camera (the non-small Nikon D200 mounted with a big Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 zoom and a 1.7× teleconverter) all attached to my 8-foot-long monopod, yet I still ran perhaps the fastest I've run in the last 20 years: the GPS unit in my pocket recorded a maximum speed of 29kph. For reference, a four-minute mile is 24kph. (But, of course, I didn't run for a whole mile, and I was also running downhill 🙂 )

On the way back, Anthony showed me some chestnuts he'd been carrying throughout the water play....

Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 125 mm — 1/250 sec, f/9, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos

You can see them in his hand in this picture from earlier when he and Gen were playing at the playground and Anthony suggested that they go play in the water in the first place...

“Let's Go Be Naughty Over There” -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 290 mm — 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
“Let's Go Be Naughty Over There”

Zak must have got some nice pictures himself, as he brought along his own focus puller...

Focus Puller in Training (10-month-old Zoe Tamaki Braverman) -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 120 mm — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Focus Puller in Training
(10-month-old Zoe Tamaki Braverman)
Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 120 mm — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

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Oh, NOW I finally remember that I exchanged some private emails with Gen’s dad I think it was about 6 years ago. We got to “know” (not personally, just on the Internet) on the biling-fam list. If I remember correctly he plays the shakuhachi and his wife has the same profession as my mum. 🙂

— comment by Anne on September 9th, 2012 at 4:03am JST (5 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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