Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/40 sec, f/7.1, ISO 6400 — image data — nearby photos
my folks me, my son, my wife my wife's folks
I'd like to share a bit more from my New Year's trip to visit my folks in Ohio. It was notable in particular because it was the first time for my parents to actually meet my wife's parents.
Anthony and I left Kyoto first, having been seen off at the Osaka airport by Fumie's folks...
iPhone 4S at an effective 35mm — 1/20 sec, f/2.4, ISO 400 — image data — nearby photos
Starbucks in the Osaka Itami Airport (大阪伊丹空港)
Anthony had a lot of homework over the break (boo, hiss), so we had to squeeze study in everywhere we could. Here, at the gate while waiting for the plane, he's memorizing Japan's 47 “states” and their capitals...
After a somewhat harrowing flight via Tokyo and Chicago (see “Thank You Anonymous Hero at Chicago O’Hare’s Gate E2a”) and a couple of days without luggage, we had a quiet Christmas in Ohio...
... and feeding birds on the veranda that have trained my Mom to provide snacks....
But there was study... always study...
Fumie and her folks came in via Toronto (via a horribly-late flight). Her folks had never been to Ohio, and mine never to Kyoto, so after 14 years of marriage, our folks could finally meet.
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/60 sec, f/4.5, ISO 2800 — image data — nearby photos
with Ohio and Canadian ice wine
I normally would take a group shot like this via the intervalometer, to have a shot fired every two or three seconds so that we'd hopefully get a good one, but this time I tried a CamRanger, which allowed me to fire the shutter from my iPhone. The only problem is that the button on the screen has no tactile feedback, so it was a bit challenging to hit it blindly.
Fumie's folks then took the opportunity to try things some new things: feeding the birds, and sledding...
Panasonic DMC-TS3 at an effective 29mm — 1/1000 sec, f/3.3, ISO 100 — image data — nearby photos
Anthony and his maternal grandparents
Panasonic DMC-TS3 at an effective 29mm — 1/800 sec, f/3.3, ISO 100 — image data — nearby photos
Anthony liked the crashing more than the actual sledding
Canon PowerShot SD870 IS + 4.6-17.3mm @ 4mm — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 125 — image data — nearby photos
three generations on one toboggan
photo by my mom
It was a wonderful day.
Fumie and her folks headed back to Japan the next day, while Anthony and I stayed on for a few days.
In the next few shots, Anthony is helping Grandpa with a lake-related chore...
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/6400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — image data — nearby photos
on breaking a hole in the ice
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/2500 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — image data — nearby photos
just because it's there
There was much more snow play, and that most-excellent visit to a LEGO store before we returned to Kyoto, via Chicago and Tokyo. On the short final segment, a Japanese domestic flight from Tokyo on ANA, we for some reason got bumped up to business class, which thrilled Anthony to no end:
But it was the end of a long trip...
via the iPhone front-facing camera