A Bit of Water-Hose Play
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Hosin' Off The Ole' Backhoe -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 27 mm — 1/800 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Hosin' Off The Ole' Backhoe

As I mentioned yesterday, we're in Ohio for the summer, and Anthony quickly started to enjoy the benefits to country living. He caught toads, played with fireflys, played baseball and basketball with Daddy, chased geese, played in a big sandpile, and generally explored around. That was his first full day here at Grandma and Grandpa's place.

The play backhoe (whose many-year provenance was provided in the previous post) had more spiderwebs and such than he cared for, so he wanted to rinse it off.

Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 31 mm — 1/200 sec, f/8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

Eventually I put on one of those multi-nozzel sprayers, which provided a slight improvement in washing ability, and a large improveent in fun ability...

“Mist” Setting Should be Labeled “Rainbow” -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 38 mm — 1/320 sec, f/8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
“Mist” Setting Should be Labeled “Rainbow”

I didn't like the angles I was getting, with the deep shade in the background,so I moved around to try to get a more balanced shot...

Industrial Cleaning Zone -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 27 mm — 1/250 sec, f/8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Industrial Cleaning Zone
“Mist” Setting Should be Labeled “Cool Mist” -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 60 mm — 1/2000 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
“Mist” Setting Should be Labeled “Cool Mist”
Moments Before Daddy Yelling “I told you not to get me or the camera wet!” -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 38 mm — 1/640 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Moments Before Daddy Yelling
“I told you not to get me or the camera wet!”

Not content with getting me wet, he wanted to get more wet himself, so we switched him to a bathing suit and let him at it. He enjoyed shooting a burst straight up, then having it plonk him on the had...

Preparing to be Plonked -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 56 mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Preparing to be Plonked
As Always, “Mist” Is Fun -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
As Always, “Mist” Is Fun
Rainmaker I just love his hair in this one. -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Rainmaker
I just love his hair in this one.
Watching from the Veranda -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/200 sec, f/3.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Watching from the Veranda

All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

I hope Anthony is enjoying being the sole commander of the hose now, because contenders for power are arriving in force tomorrow!

— comment by Marcina, USA on July 28th, 2009 at 8:55pm JST (8 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

I haven’t seen that many pictures of you, Jeff, so perhaps your mum can correct me if I’m wrong, but I get the feeling that Anthony’s expression in the Rainmaker picture is pure Jeff. He really looks a lot like you in that picture.

Have a nice holiday. I’m going down your way next week to support my school’s baseball team at the Koshien summer league in Nishinomiya, and I have to say I’m a bit worried about the heat – everyone keeps warning me about it. What’s the summer like over there in Ohio?

Summer in Ohio is generally very hot and humid, but not nearly as bad as Kyoto, where both the temperature and humidity hover at 100. But this summer, Ohio is cool and pleasant. Coolest July on record so far, it seems. I’m enjoying it. As for Anthony’s looks, I’d prefer that he look more like his mother (or, at least, less like me… I’ve got a face for radio), but it’s hard for me to be an impartial judge. —Jeffrey

— comment by Thorf on July 30th, 2009 at 11:24pm JST (8 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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