Kicking Around a Soccer Ball with Anthony and his Cousin Josh
Fast Break photo by my sister, Marcina Kreta -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Marcina Kreta, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Fast Break
photo by my sister, Marcina Kreta

The time we spent with family in Washington last week was filled with lots of sports, mostly baseball (both playing and watching), but Anthony's love of soccer was not overlooked. One day before the bulk of the family flew in, we visited the playground at his cousin Josh's elementary school to kick a ball around a bit...

Basic Instruction I don't know much about soccer, so can't help him beyond the basics photo by Marcina Kreta -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Marcina Kreta, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 98mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Basic Instruction
I don't know much about soccer, so can't help him beyond the basics
photo by Marcina Kreta
Goal? I got a finger on it, but was it enough? Probably not. photo by Marcina Kreta -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Marcina Kreta, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Goal?
I got a finger on it, but was it enough? Probably not.
photo by Marcina Kreta
Penalty Kick -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Penalty Kick
Practice with Josh -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 95mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Practice with Josh

Anthony's cousin Josh is really talented in baseball — he's seven years old, but holds his own playing against twelve-year olds — but he has little experience with soccer, so the play today was a bit lopsided.

Easy Goal -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Easy Goal
Me wearing one of the seven new pairs of shoes just bought (since getting even close to my size in Japan is difficult) photo by Marci Kreta -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Marci Kreta
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR at an effective 97mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 800 — image data
Me
wearing one of the seven new pairs of shoes just bought
(since getting even close to my size in Japan is difficult)
photo by Marci Kreta
Squaring Off -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 105mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Squaring Off
Shot on Goal (he scored) photo by Marcina Kreta -- Bellingham, Washington, USA -- Copyright 2013 Marcina Kreta, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Shot on Goal
(he scored)
photo by Marcina Kreta

The soccer was fun, but once my brothers came in, there was a lot of baseball (among the kids, the adults, and at the ballpark).

To be continued...


One comment so far...

It’s been a couple years since I last checked the blog. Boy oh boy has your son grown! Wowie! I am now a father (I was not the last time I was reading your blog) and I can’t believe how fast they grow (despite that being a cliche)

— comment by Eric Mesa on August 20th, 2013 at 10:38pm JST (3 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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