Busy Photo Day: Stairs, Duds, Sabers, and Cheers!
NOTE: Images with an icon next to them have been artificially shrunk to better fit your screen; click the icon to restore them, in place, to their regular size.
Satisfied Accomplishment -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 82 mm — 1/2500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Satisfied Accomplishment

I had a photogenic day today. Riding bikes out in the park with Anthony, I taught him how to ride down steps. He was apprehensive, but I demonstrated, he tried it, and was successful.

Off-Road Rider -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 120 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Off-Road Rider

Time flys... it seems that it was only just the other day that he got is first bike and learned to ride.

While we were there, we got a call from Fumie telling us to check in at the Heian Shrine for a fitting for Anthony to wear a hakama (traditional Japanese male formal ware) at a shichi-go-san children's-blessing festival event next week. We've always wanted to see him dressed up like this – it's going to be so cute – but so far have only done it informally and incidentally while staying at traditional inns, such as in Kinosaki last March.

Hakama can be traditional and classic or wild and outlandish; we opted for “traditional and classic”...

Fitting -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 42 mm — 1/125 sec, f/3.2, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Fitting

We're particularly excited because we didn't think we'd get to do this, because when Fumie had called about a reservation, they told her that there was nothing available. I'd lamented about this to my friend Shimada-san, and he did some research and was somehow able to procure a slot for us. Thanks, Shimada-san!

When we got home, Anthony engaged in some dual-lightsaber action, with lightsabers he had made from construction paper. Luckily, I was able to snap a photo before he cut my head off...

Jedi Attack -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 86 mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400 — full exif
Jedi Attack

In the evening, we took Fumie's folks out to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. (My own folks' 48th is in less than two weeks.)

Cheers! -- Moritaya Restaurant -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14 mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 4500 — map & image datanearby photos
Cheers!

All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

The format of your blog is lovely. What blogging software/template do you use?

Thanks for the kind words. I use a highly modified version of WordPress. I’m a geek, so I build lots of parts of it myself. —Jeffrey

— comment by Y. A. on October 11th, 2009 at 2:17am JST (8 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Very cute smile with both front teeth out. I really liked “fitting” – I can’t wait to see him in completed formal wear.
I also like “Jedi Attack”. “Luckily, I was able to snap a photo before he cut my head off…” Well, it’s not like you use it for anything! 🙂

— comment by Marcina, USA on October 12th, 2009 at 6:23am JST (8 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
Leave a comment...


All comments are invisible to others until Jeffrey approves them.

Please mention what part of the world you're writing from, if you don't mind. It's always interesting to see where people are visiting from.


You can use basic HTML; be sure to close tags properly.

Subscribe without commenting