Anthony and His Tree, 2010
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Anthony and His Tree, 2010 seven years old -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 78 mm — 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Anthony and His Tree, 2010
seven years old

We're back in Kyoto for a month now, but it seems I've forgotten to post this summer's picture of Anthony in front of the tree he planted at 1 year old at my folks' place in Ohio. I try to get a photo with him each year, such as at six years old, four years old, and three years old).

His tree is the evergreen, which though it's hard to see, almost reaches the top of the frame.

The other tree's broad leaves had some beads of water that I'd not quite seen before...

Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos

I had my Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 macro lens, so gave it a try with the odd refractions coming from the droplets...

Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/5.6, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/4, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos

Anthony was not at all interested in this...

Impatient -- Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
Impatient

He wanted to drive the tractor (which means he sits on my lap and steers, while I work the pedals), so I put the camera away and off we headed toward the barn where the tractor goes. We passed the lake, which I always find photogenic....

Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 240 mm — 1/500 sec, f/6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

... and eventually reach the barn to park. My mom's got lots of flowers around everywhere, which are also photogenic and quite challenging because the colors are often so bold or delicate or fleeting, and next to the barn were these puff-balls of small flowers...

Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/2500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

Some of the puffs were slightly off-white green, and others were a more-greenish creamy off-white green, but every time I look at them on screen the color seems wrong. They're still pretty...

Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/11, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos

Somehow mixing in some creamy bokeh makes a better match for the creamy color...

Rootstown, Ohio, USA -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/11, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos

So I like that last shot the better.


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I was waiting for the “Anthony an his tree ” picture of this year. Thank you for share!

Griselda, Arlington, TX

— comment by Griselda on September 30th, 2010 at 12:18pm JST (7 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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