In Ohio for the Summer
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KidZania, Ohio Style -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/640 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
KidZania, Ohio Style

Well, no, not any kind of business like the KidZania play spot in Japan that I've posted much about, but perhaps even better: Grandma and Grandpa's place in Ohio.

Anthony generally spends the summer at my folks' place in rural Ohio, both to bolster his English ability, and, well, to be able to see Grandma and Grandpa. They live in the countryside, so it's always a great experience for him.

We arrived yesterday evening. Our luggage arrived this morning. It didn't take long before he was playing outside, power-washing some heavy machinery. The toy backhoe has been a recurrent theme during our summers:  2006 · 2007 · 2008.

Grandma and Grandpa have a new big sandpile, and so of course he wanted to play right away, but had to wash off the backhoe first. “Washing the backhoe” quickly became “playing with the hose”, and much fun ensued.

I got lots of nice photos, but lost them all to a corrupt memory card until I could recover them... most of them, at least. I was planning on posting a fun sequence, but it'll have to wait until tomorrow... jetlag... must... sleep....

Continued here...

All 3 comments so far, oldest first...


Reid here. I’m the one that came up with the quote on your website about thinking that Lightroom will be to photographers what Photoshop is to photographs.

So where in Ohio are you? I miss the fireflies. I was born and raised in Dayton. If you want to go to hip place, a little California in Ohio, go to Yellow Springs, Ohio, outside of Dayton. It has a wonderful nature preserve at Glen Helen where I spent many hours photographing while in high school (and fishing a lens out of the creek…)

I was some of your low light D700 shots am I’m following in your footsteps upgrading from the D200. I never wanted to shoot it past 800, but I hear the D700 is a different story. I saw a post of some rodeo shot at ISO 10,000 that were really clean.

If you have any thoughts or recommendations about things that would be good to know about the D700, please let me know. Oh and were is the official flash card list for the D700? I’m looking to get a Ridata card which I’ve used before.



We’re in rural north-east Ohio (the photo has a map link under it). When I was a kid, there were so many fireflys that you could walk out and almost read a book by their light…. just a huge fields of blinking green stars. Now, there is only a fraction of what there were, but he was out at early dusk to catch a few last night. Jet lag was drawing on us heavily, so we may try again in the later dusk as we acclimate. D700 is great. I augmented mine with a KatzEye focus screen, and the vertical grip. Only issues I have is that it tends to overexpose in low light (as if it’s trying to show off), but I can’t discount user error yet. And the corrupt memory cards. Official list of supported cards is in the back of the manual. —Jeffrey

— comment by Reid on July 28th, 2009 at 1:04pm JST (14 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Time goes by so fast! I wonder how tall is anthony’s tree …I love the picture when he is planting it.

I would like to see Anthony next to his tree .


— comment by Griselda Nishikatsu on July 28th, 2009 at 1:57pm JST (14 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Just curious, is it anywhere near Ada? My son is now at ONU for a Jamap-US camp.

— comment by Bob on July 28th, 2009 at 8:05pm JST (14 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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