Our neighborhood is rampant with chestnut trees, and several line the stream outside my study. Hyunjin pointed these out late in the afternoon, and I ran inside to get the camera. There is a steep drop off from our yard to the stream, so I could only get so close to the chestnuts. Fortunately, my parents had sent me over a tele converter lens (as well as a wide converter lens) for my A80 as a belated birthday present, and I used the tele converter lens here to get a nice, close shot. When I checked the next day, the chestnuts had already fallen off, so I was glad I got the shot when I did.
(19 September 2004)