Slippery Green Slidy Day of Fun
Equal Parts Fun and Terror -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Equal Parts Fun and Terror
At The Brink of Greatness -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
At The Brink of Greatness
Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos

In my previous post, about fun on our trip to Blumeの丘, I recounted how fun the go-carts were, but that the real fun had only begun. The real fun was a short hill covered with some slippery surface down which you could toboggan.

Toboggans could be rented at $3 for 20 minutes. We rented two for an hour, and had great fun.

First Trip -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
First Trip
Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Race with Daddy -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Race with Daddy
Returning for Another Run -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Returning for Another Run

Each trip down the short hill took about 10 seconds.

Rocketing -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Rocketing
Head Start -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Head Start
Flying in Formation -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Flying in Formation
Flying Hair -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 56 mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Flying Hair

We mixed and matched in every permutation....

Backwards -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Backwards
Two-Man Run -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Two-Man Run
Backwards and Forwards ( Fumie ended this run with a spectacular crash, doing a backwards somersault at full speed ) -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Backwards and Forwards
( Fumie ended this run with a spectacular crash, doing a backwards somersault at full speed )
Headfirst -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Headfirst
Upside Down and Backwards -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Upside Down and Backwards
Both Backwards ( they're receding from the camera in this shot ) -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Both Backwards
( they're receding from the camera in this shot )

I tried a number of runs where I went down backwards ahead of Anthony, facing him with the camera as he followed. It was bumpy and crazy, so for the most part I just kept my finger on the shutter rapidfire and hoped for the best.....

Start of a Run -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 48 mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Start of a Run
Increasing Speed, Increasing Fun -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 48 mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Increasing Speed, Increasing Fun
Terminal Velocity! -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Terminal Velocity!
Abandon Hope All Ye Who Slide Here -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 32 mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Abandon Hope All Ye Who Slide Here
The End -- Hinocho, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 29 mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
The End

I have no idea where the camera's focus was in that last shot, but the fun on Anthony's face is nevertheless wonderfully apparent.

We can't wait to go back.


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Awesome photos and looks like a darn good time. I wish we had one of those here in the States, and I wish this location was closer to my wife’s home town (Hiroshima).

— comment by Scott B on October 1st, 2008 at 7:28am JST (9 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

It looks really funny and scared! I like the first shot. The scary face is very cute!
We will try there!!

— comment by Anonymous on October 1st, 2008 at 6:13pm JST (9 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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