Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 6400 — image data
rice, minced beef, egg, asparagus, nama yatsuhashi, jelly snack
Anthony (fifth grade) has a school field trip today for which Fumie had to make a bento lunch. It's been a while since he needed one of these, though when in preschool (five years ago!) he needed a bento every day.
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 400 — image data
The challenges of bento design are many... food that he'll eat without being fussy, food that will stay fresh without refrigeration until lunch, a presentation that is both pleasing and robust against the bumps and bruises of the inside of a backpack, all while being both healthy and sufficiently nutritious for a long day of hiking. It's perhaps easier now than when he was a baby, but whoever said “Motherhood isn't rocket science” was making a slight against rocket scientists.
As Fumie was arranging the sliced asparagus, it was hard to miss the similarity in shape to ballet pointe shoes all lined up.