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Friday, February 11, 2011

lens....baby

Whenever I travel home to Ontario I pack the majority of my camera gear...just in case. While home for the Christmas holidays I found myself rather uninspired by beautiful blue skies and weeks-old snow. Finally, on my last day in Sturgeon Point, I awoke to a wonderfully foggy day and set out trekking through the farm with full camera/tripod getup only to discover after half a dozen shots that my lens was being woefully uncooperative. My aperture was jammed and my focus was slipping and I was wet and slogging through melting snow with a hunk of useless glass. Back on the left coast a few weeks later, I found myself sans standard lens while it was being repaired by the wonderful people at Camtex. So what's a girl to do? Why, bust out the trusty old Lensbaby of course. To be honest, I haven't had this thing on my camera for about a year. A Lensbaby is a poor-man's bellows. It allows you to tilt the focus plane and create some pretty unique effects. The optics aren't top of the line, it's totally manual, and it takes a lot of finessing to get something...ANYTHING....sharp.

This is what I did with it on a day trip to Squamish with the family.












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