"I want a stick."

"OK, let's go over there and look for one. Here, how about this one, is this a good one?"


"OK, let's keep looking."

"OK. This a good one!"

"That's great."

"And this a good one!"

"Right on, Jason."

"This a good one and this a good one. I have two sticks."

"That's right, you have two sticks."

"Can I keep them?"

"Well, you can play with them here in the park, but once it's time to go then you have to leave them here."

"OK. Oh! That a good one!"

"No, Jason, that's not a good one. That's a pencil."

"Oh. OK."

Technical info: Shot with a Nikon D40 and Nikkor 50 mm f/1.4G lens, in manual exposure mode. Aperture f/2, shutter 1/2500 sec, ISO 200. Post-processing in Aperture 3: straightened; curves for highlight recovery; levels to darken shadows and brighten midtones.



There's a reason that the stick is one of the toys in the Toy Hall of Fame.