Throwin’ Rocks
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Boys at the Lake Marty and Josh Kreta, Anthony's uncle and cousin -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 110 mm — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Boys at the Lake
Marty and Josh Kreta, Anthony's uncle and cousin

Anthony and I were playing at the sandpile when a gaggle of relatives passed us on the way down to the lake, apparently so the kids could throw rocks into the water (which is real entertainment when you're a kid, or, if there are good skipping rocks, of any age).

Heading Down Josh and Uncle Marty  ·  Grace, Luke, and Uncle Mikey -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Heading Down
Josh and Uncle Marty  ·  Grace, Luke, and Uncle Mikey

I wasn't sure how many rocks were down by the lake, so I had Anthony fill a bucket with pebbles from the driveway...

Rock Harvest -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 102 mm — 1/2500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Rock Harvest
Delivery -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 135 mm — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Delivery

As I've written before, Anthony has recently shown an interest in photography, and it's gone up a notch here in the countryside with all his cousins. Grandma's old camera was lying around, so he's been using it quite a bit.

Here he's photographing some geese on the lake, followed by the photo he took...

Photographing the Geese -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/2000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Photographing the Geese
Photograph of the Geese Photo by Anthony M. Friedl -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Anthony M. Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- Anthony M. Friedl
Kodak DX6490 — 1/350 sec, f/3.7, ISO 140 — map & image datanearby photos
Photograph of the Geese
Photo by Anthony M. Friedl
Marty and Josh rock in hand ready to throw -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 98 mm — 1/2000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Marty and Josh
rock in hand ready to throw
Waiting to Capture Josh's Throw -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 90 mm — 1/1600 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Waiting to Capture Josh's Throw
The Throw -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 102 mm — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
The Throw
Chimping the Shot He Took -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Chimping the Shot He Took
The Shot He Took Photo by Anthony M. Friedl -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Anthony M. Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- Anthony M. Friedl
Kodak DX6490 — 1/500 sec, f/4, ISO 80 — map & image datanearby photos
The Shot He Took
Photo by Anthony M. Friedl
Luke dipping in for another handful of rocks -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 135 mm — 1/1600 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Luke
dipping in for another handful of rocks
Grace making cute look easy -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 78 mm — 1/2000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Grace
making cute look easy
Heavy Lifting -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 82 mm — 1/1600 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Heavy Lifting

Compare the photo above, which I took, to the one below that Anthony took at about the same time, from about the same position....

Heavy Lifting, and More Photo by Anthony M. Friedl -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Anthony M. Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- Anthony M. Friedl
Kodak DX6490 — 1/350 sec, f/4, ISO 80 — map & image datanearby photos
Heavy Lifting, and More
Photo by Anthony M. Friedl

Mine is a nice picture of Luke, but Anthony's captures so much more.

Josh “The Babe” Kreta -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 95 mm — 1/4000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Josh “The Babe” Kreta
Lesson in Rock Skipping -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 98 mm — 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Lesson in Rock Skipping
Going for Distance -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/640 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Going for Distance

I have the shot showing how far my brother Mike could throw the rock, but I'm not publishing it to avoid embarrassing him, because he'd be embarrassed if everyone knew that he could barely get the rock a third of the way across. So, I won't publish that one, or even tell you about it. Lips are sealed.

Our rock-throwing escapades ended soon after, when Grandpa showed up with the tractor and a little trailer big enough for the kids, but that'll have to wait for another post....


All 8 comments so far, oldest first...

It sure looks like tons of fun…..wish I were there. Give hugs and kisses to everyone for me.

— comment by Aunt Lizzie on August 2nd, 2009 at 2:02pm JST (8 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for not “outing” my lack of a rifle arm. Funny, I don’t see any photos of how far YOU could throw. Coincidence? I think not.

You learn how to use a camera, and I’ll throw a rock for you 😉 —Jeffy

— comment by Michael on August 2nd, 2009 at 3:17pm JST (8 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

We seem to have here a pluperfect examplification of paralepsis . And we ALL wish Aunt Lizzie was here with us too. (P.S. Readers, please excuse my obfuscatorysesquipedalianism and made-up words)

— comment by Grandma Friedl, Ohio, USA on August 2nd, 2009 at 11:44pm JST (8 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Many years ago when I drove by a giant pile of dirt sitting in a construction site. On that pile of dirt say two young boys throwing dirt clods down the hill. It reminded my so much of myself as a child playing in the vacant lot next to the house I grew up in. I was delighted to see that THREE hours later on my way home the boys were STILL sitting on the giant pile of dirt throwing dirt clods. In a world filled with Gameboy’s it’s nice to know there are still kids that enjoy the simple pleasures.

— comment by Jon on August 3rd, 2009 at 3:38am JST (8 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Now, now boys! Play nice!
Lots of love to each and every one of you!

— comment by Omi - California on August 3rd, 2009 at 5:58am JST (8 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Hey, Omi, all safe and out of the way in California…wanna trade places for a few days? Please? Just long enough for me to catch my breath? Whew! Where DO they get that energy….I could use an I.V. of it right now. It is going to be SO quiet when they leave that I’m missing them all already. On the other hand…

— comment by Grandma Friedl, Ohio, USA on August 4th, 2009 at 5:39am JST (8 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Hey there Grandma Friedl,

I’d trade places in a heartbeat! Then, of course, I’d have to take an extended vacation!

Kiss each and every baby for me. I’m missing my two very much! Huge hugs to Chickee and Mike as well and greetings to Grandpa Friedl and the entire gang!

Hang in there!

Love, Omi

— comment by Omi - California on August 4th, 2009 at 9:59am JST (8 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Always so nice weather. Seems like paradise.

— comment by Anne on September 18th, 2012 at 2:49am JST (5 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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