The Towel Museum in Imabari Japan, Part 2
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Cute × Cute Cuteness (and Parental Indulgence) Incarnate -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Cute × Cute
Cuteness (and Parental Indulgence) Incarnate

Because I know everyone is so excited at the prospect of hearing even more about the Towel Museum, I'm following up right away to yesterday's “The Towel Museum in Imabari Japan, Part 1” with Part 2 today. Be forewarned, though, that today's post is more of a gluttony of Moominanalia mixed with unabashed “my kid is so cute!” self indulgence.

As I commented in Part I, the “Towel Museum” could well be called the “Moomin Museum” (Moomin being a Scandinavian cartoon character), and of course we caved in to Anthony's sudden and wholly expected desire for his very own pricey stuffed Moomin.

After our museum tour, we headed down to the most-pleasant Museum Cafe for lunch. Fumie hung back a bit to check out some of the stores, so Anthony, his new Moomin, and my camera had some quality time together.

Waiting for Mommy with Moomin and my iPhone -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Waiting for Mommy
with Moomin and my iPhone

More Anthony × Moomin....

Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Backlit Glowing Moomin -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
Backlit Glowing Moomin

On the table was a small glass with a few delicate flowers...

Small Floral Arrangement -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 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
Small Floral Arrangement

The picture above isn't all that interesting, but you can be sure that a future post will explore these flowers in the same vein as yesterday's “Exploring the Edge of Creamy Macro Bokeh with Lily of the Nile”.

Update: here indeed is that post: Exploring a Glass of Dainty Flowers With the Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5

Eventually, Anthony got tired of Moomin and played with my iPhone...

Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

Behind him in a niche on the wall was a larger flower arrangement of sorts....

“This Handicraft Made From Towel Material” -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
“This Handicraft Made From Towel Material”

Eventually we had lunch, and it was quite good.

After lunch, Fumie checked out the gift shops again, while Anthony and I went out to wait with our cameras...

Yellow Hedge -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/6400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Yellow Hedge
Going Macro -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/5000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Going Macro
Higher View -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/5000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Higher View
Museum Cafe Courtyard -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/400 sec, f/10, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Museum Cafe Courtyard
That's Was Our Table -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 @ 50 mm — 1/2000 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
That's Was Our Table
Waiting for Mommy to Appear -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 @ 50 mm — 1/1250 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Waiting for Mommy to Appear
Odd Mountain Landscaping probably to prevent erosion, but it sure looks odd -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Odd Mountain Landscaping
probably to prevent erosion, but it sure looks odd
Parting Shot as we're getting into the car to head home -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/3200 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Parting Shot
as we're getting into the car to head home

Continued here...


All 5 comments so far, oldest first...

OK – totally understand the parental-cuteness-indulgence thing.
But when did Anthony get his own camera? (before I started following your blog obviously). This seems to me to be the first time we get to see him doing his own serious bit of photo making.
Annie 🙂

— comment by Annie Robinson, GB on April 12th, 2011 at 1:28pm JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Great series. My wife loves your photos of your son in general – I think this will be her favorite entry yet.

So, when do we get to see some of Anthony’s photos?! 🙂

I haven’t looked at his camera yet (where by “his” I mean “the point-n-shoot I had before I got an SLR in 2006”), but FWIW, some of his photography is featured on
Ishigaki Day 2: Through Anthony’s Eyes from 2009. —Jeffrey

— comment by David K on April 12th, 2011 at 1:37pm JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Lovely pictures. Anthony is very cute! All the pictures are just wonderful. Thanks.

— comment by Sonal, MN on April 12th, 2011 at 11:48pm JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

That first shot of Anthony is an excellent portrait- hits all the “what you should do” photo buttons. Wish I could get someone to sit still long enough to do the same!

The key is to cave into the request for a new snuggly toy, then pounce with the camera during the 30 seconds that they actually enjoy the new snuggly toy. —Jeffrey

— comment by JasonP on April 14th, 2011 at 7:56am JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Not sure the snuggly toy will work for my wife or my parents but it could be worth a shot 😉

— comment by JasonP on April 19th, 2011 at 3:25am JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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