Happy Anniversary to Fumie’s Folks: When 10-10-10 is 36
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Cheers! a 14mm wide-angle shot contorted mercilessly in Lightroom -- Da Yuki Pizza -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 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!
a 14mm wide-angle shot contorted mercilessly in Lightroom

Today, 10-10-10 (Oct 10, 2010) is Fumie's folks 36th wedding anniversary, so we took them for lunch to a pizza place a short stroll down the street, Pizzeria Napoletana Da Yuki. Their pizza oven and cook's experience were both brought over from Naples. There's not much to the interior design... it's all in the pizza and other dishes (of which we had way too much... Mmmmm....).

Oops Anthony turned to look just as I was snapping a shot -- Da Yuki Pizza -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 @ 50 mm — 1/125 sec, f/1.4, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Oops
Anthony turned to look just as I was snapping a shot
Perplexed the coffee cups were downright difficult to hold because their handles were solid -- Da Yuki Pizza -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 @ 50 mm — 1/125 sec, f/1.4, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Perplexed
the coffee cups were downright difficult to hold because their handles were solid

But the food is first class all the way... it was a most-excellent meal. Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad.

As we were leaving, at the fire station next door we noticed a fireman in full gear practicing a particular action (jumping from the truck, fetching and donning an air tank) over and over while another timed him....

....and...... Time! he could consistently do it in about 10 seconds, but I guess that wasn't good enough -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 @ 50 mm — 1/2500 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
....and...... Time!
he could consistently do it in about 10 seconds, but I guess that wasn't good enough
Fascinated like all little boys, fascinated with fire trucks and the like -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 @ 50 mm — 1/3200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Fascinated
like all little boys, fascinated with fire trucks and the like

It was an opportunity to explain all kinds of things... air pressure and volume, inability to breath smoke, how fire equipment is paid for (taxes), self preservation (because part of the drill is ensuring the air tank is charged before rushing off to use it), and the importance of being able to do some things perfectly, even without thinking.

Of course, to Anthony it was just an opportunity to see a fire truck.


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