Pleasant Day at the Imperial Palace

Yesterday afternoon, prior to the Pleasant Day Along the Kamo River, I had to kill an hour with Anthony near his school. We decided to go with a classmate, Mizuki-chan, across the street to the grounds of Kyoto's old imperial palace...

Heading To The Park -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 180 mm — 1/750 sec, f/4, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Heading To The Park
After I Said “Okay, You Have an Hour to Play” -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/640 sec, f/5.6, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
After I Said “Okay, You Have an Hour to Play”
Must.    Inspect.    Rocks. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Must.    Inspect.    Rocks.
Just Being Kids -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/200 sec, f/6.3, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Just Being Kids

While they played, I and the camera noticed some things...

Baby Pinecone? -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 110 mm — 1/320 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Baby Pinecone?
Field of Purple -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/640 sec, f/7.1, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Field of Purple
Agriculturally Minded “Planting” flowers brought from a field -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 135 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/7.1, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Agriculturally Minded
“Planting” flowers brought from a field
Final Touches -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 125 mm — 1/640 sec, f/7.1, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Final Touches
Blossoms Gone, Leaves Green -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 98 mm — 1/320 sec, f/3.2, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Blossoms Gone, Leaves Green
( In Seven Months, They'll Look Like This ) — from the same outing as this post and this post — -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/1000 sec, f/1.4, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
( In Seven Months, They'll Look Like This )
— from the same outing as this post and this post
Rock-Throwing Competition With her excellent form, Mizuki-chan was consistently better -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 98 mm — 1/2500 sec, f/3.2, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Rock-Throwing Competition
With her excellent form, Mizuki-chan was consistently better
Even Losing is Fun when it involves throwing stuff -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 95 mm — 1/4000 sec, f/3.2, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Even Losing is Fun
when it involves throwing stuff

At one point they played a game similar to what American kids might do with a turkey wishbone. Pine needles tend to fall in pairs, so they found old dried ones on the ground, hooked the two together, then pulled. The holder of the pair that doesn't break wins.

Pine-Needle Wishbone Game -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/640 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Pine-Needle Wishbone Game
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos

Once the hour was up, they went to their gymnastics, and I took the camera over to the Kamo river, as seen in yesterday's post


One comment so far...

You know, I don’t think these kids NEED a gymnastics class – unless maybe they were teaching the stretching part of it. I mean, in the “Must Inspect Rocks” photo, Mizuki-chan has the most amazing, flexible balancing stance. Sort of a one legged squat with one leg as an outrigger for balance. I can surely understand why she didn’t want to sit directly on the rocks (at first, anyway). But if *I* tried to do that, I’d rupture something and end up on Advil for the next month and a half.

— comment by Marcina on April 23rd, 2008 at 5:19am JST (9 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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