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Visit To Milwaukee, Day 1
Midwestern Ocean Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin -- Big Bay Park -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1600 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Midwestern Ocean
Anthony at Lake Michigan for the first time
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

It's been ages since I've been able to visit my friend and best man at my wedding Ram Kulkarni and his wife Julia, so I took a long weekend to pop over to visit him at his house in suburban Milwaukee. (I had been scheduled to visit last January, but had that canceled by the arctic freeze.)

Popping over from Ohio involves an hour flight to Chicago, and then a 20-minute flight to Milwaukee...

Changing Planes Chicago O'Hare International Airport -- Chicago O'Hare International Airport -- Chicago, Illinois, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 34mm — 1/80 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Changing Planes
Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Snacks from Kyoto Ram with his older son, Shiv -- Ram and Julia's House House -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1800 — image data
Snacks from Kyoto
Ram with his older son, Shiv

It was my first time to meet his boys Shiv (8) and Arjun (4), and for Ram and Julia to meet Anthony (11).

Short Walk to the Beach -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/1600 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Short Walk to the Beach
Quick Friends Arjun quickly latched on to Anthony -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Quick Friends
Arjun quickly latched on to Anthony
Public Library privately-owned publicly-available swap and share book boxes are popular there -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Public Library
privately-owned publicly-available swap and share book boxes are popular there
Wide, Shaded Streets I really liked the feel of Whitefish Bay -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Wide, Shaded Streets
I really liked the feel of Whitefish Bay
First View of the Lake Lake Michigan -- Big Bay Park -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
First View of the Lake
Lake Michigan

The nearest shore is 75 miles away, which means that something there would need to be more than 1.15km tall before it would start to pop out above the horizon. Suffice to say that the view is essentially the same as of the open ocean.

Big Bay Park -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/1600 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Small Play Area -- Big Bay Park -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/2000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Small Play Area

This was a small, secluded play area, but a mile or two to the south was a huge public park with big wide sandy beaches with dozens of packed volley-ball courts, families picnicking, and young people frolicking, just like most any beach in California. I wasn't expecting that.

Boys Love Skipping Rocks -- Big Bay Park -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Boys Love Skipping Rocks
Boys Love Skipping Rocks -- Big Bay Park -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Boys Love Skipping Rocks
Checkin' Stuff Out -- Big Bay Park -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Checkin' Stuff Out
Photo Op wondering what the camera will capture -- Big Bay Park -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Photo Op
wondering what the camera will capture
Being a Four -Year-Old Boy -- Big Bay Park -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Being a Four-Year-Old Boy
Being Fussy Anthony and Shiv still hadn't “ clicked ” as friends by this point, and this was making Anthony impatient with me and the camera -- Big Bay Park -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1600 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Being Fussy
Anthony and Shiv still hadn't clicked as friends by this point,
and this was making Anthony impatient with me and the camera
Unintentionally mimicking the look of his great great grandfather -- Big Bay Park -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Unintentionally
mimicking the look of his great great grandfather
Pausing at the Park Julia and Arjun -- Buckley Park -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Pausing at the Park
Julia and Arjun
Soccer Star -- Buckley Park -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 110 — map & image datanearby photos
Soccer Star
Soccer Star -- Buckley Park -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Soccer Star

Shiv and Anthony didn't click with soccer either, but upon return home, they found the means to drop all barriers and become buddies...

Squirt-Gun Fight! -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/160 sec, f/5, ISO 4000 — image data
Squirt-Gun Fight!
Hamming it Up While Refilling as I shoot safely from behind a window -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 27mm — 1/60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 280 — image data
Hamming it Up While Refilling
as I shoot safely from behind a window

They were having such fun together that I had to put myself in harm's way and get among them with the camera...

Arjun About to Attack -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 62mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — image data
Arjun About to Attack
“ Action Shot ” nothing in focus -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 280 — image data
Action Shot
nothing in focus
The Look On Their Faces Say Everything Anthony's says “ You're not going to dump that helmet full of water on me, are you? ” Shiv's says “ Yes, oh yes, I most certainly am! ” -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 48mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — image data
The Look On Their Faces Say Everything
Anthony's says You're not going to dump that helmet full of water on me, are you?
Shiv's says Yes, oh yes, I most certainly am!

Unfortunately for Shiv, his mom stopped him, and Anthony was able to escape. Personally, I was hoping to see Anthony get soaked. Anyway, again, you can see everything via the looks on their faces:

Reversal of Fortune -- Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, United States -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 44mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — image data
Reversal of Fortune

From then on they were all easy friends, and we spent three days there, so of course this is Continued here...


Comments so far....

1) That’s a good looking group of boys.
2) LOVE Boys Love Skipping Rocks & Soccer Star
3) Since when do they allow explosives on an airplane?

:)

— comment by Marcina on August 8th, 2014 at 9:48am JST (3 months, 19 days ago) comment permalink

Beautiful pics!

— comment by Anonymous on August 8th, 2014 at 9:47pm JST (3 months, 18 days ago) comment permalink

And I LOVE the “swap library”!!!!
I’ve seen one like that in a former phone booth in Germany once…
Anne

— comment by Anonymous on August 8th, 2014 at 9:51pm JST (3 months, 18 days ago) comment permalink

We have those little street libraries in my part of Washington, too. There are more out there then you may realize:

http://littlefreelibrary.org/

Check out the map!

— comment by Marcina on August 9th, 2014 at 8:47am JST (3 months, 18 days ago) comment permalink

I wonder if that would work in France, too. Somehow I doubt it, at least in a big city like Lyon.

— comment by Anne on August 9th, 2014 at 9:39pm JST (3 months, 17 days ago) comment permalink
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