Mommy Teaches Anthony to Jump from a Swing
Flying with Grace  --  Small park in the Shiga countryside  --  Otsu, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4.5, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
Flying with Grace

Yesterday's drive in the mountains left us wanting more, so today we took off in the opposite direction for another drive. It was a very hazy, overcast day, but relatively warm and much less crowded where we ended up.

We ended up in the same little rice-farming village in Shiga prefecture with tiered rice paddies that we visited last year (where Anthony and a friend playing among the rice paddies and in another post, I documented the rice harvest). I had remembered a small park where we'd stopped last time, and so stopped again this time.

Fumie and Anthony hit the swings...

Two Ships Passing in the Night ( the photo doesn't show it, but they were traveling in opposite directions at a pretty fast clip. )  --  Small park in the Shiga countryside  --  Otsu, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Two Ships Passing in the Night
( the photo doesn't show it, but they were traveling in opposite directions at a pretty fast clip. )

Of course, I took the opportunity to stick the camera in Anthony's way...

Small park in the Shiga countryside  --  Otsu, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/125 sec, f/8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos

I tend to do this.... I've done it before: here · here · here · here.

Fumie took the opportunity to teach Anthony how to jump off a swing. Here's his first tentative attempt...

First Ever Jump off a Moving Swing  --  Small park in the Shiga countryside  --  Otsu, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 38 mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
First Ever Jump off a Moving Swing
Didn't Get Far but he did it, and was proud of himself  --  Small park in the Shiga countryside  --  Otsu, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 38 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Didn't Get Far
but he did it, and was proud of himself
Mommy Demonstrating Pro Technique  --  Small park in the Shiga countryside  --  Otsu, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 34 mm — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Mommy Demonstrating Pro Technique
Sticks the Landing! on his second-ever jump  --  Small park in the Shiga countryside  --  Otsu, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 62 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Sticks the Landing!
on his second-ever jump
Synchronized Jumping  --  Small park in the Shiga countryside  --  Otsu, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 48 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4.5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Synchronized Jumping
Serious Air we now have a stick to mark his best result  --  Small park in the Shiga countryside  --  Otsu, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 58 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4.5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Serious Air
we now have a stick to mark his best result
Mommy Going for the Gold  --  Small park in the Shiga countryside  --  Otsu, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4.5, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
Mommy Going for the Gold

You can see in the shot above the white stick in front of Anthony showing his best to that point. In the next shot, he bettered that mark by more than a foot...

New World Record  --  Small park in the Shiga countryside  --  Otsu, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 32 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4.5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
New World Record

We also knocked around a wadded up piece of newspaper (which we found easier to control than the little birdie that came with the paddles)...

Small park in the Shiga countryside  --  Otsu, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 35 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

And there was much climbing of (and jumping from) rocks..

Small park in the Shiga countryside  --  Otsu, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/200 sec, f/3.5, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos

A fun day.


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That last jump was “Beamonesque!”

— comment by Michael on November 6th, 2008 at 5:23am JST (9 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink
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