5/10/2011

Tip of the Hat!

A month or so ago the girls had a very quick trip to the farm for Spring Break. I got to see them for a few hours. I had just gotten my new favorite lens, the Lensbaby 2.0 that week. I got it on e-bay for a only $50 which was a great deal. I really want the Composer but it cost more like $250 so I had to be satisfied with the older model for now.

The lensbaby gives that cool bokah effect with a sharp sweet spot, which is manually set with the lens. You squeeze the lens until you get the sweet spot where you want it. The nice thing about the composer is that you can lock the lens in place instead of holding it there while you shoot. It definitely has a learning curve which is why these relatively good shots I got the first time I shot with it are some of my favorites.

I'm really thinking about changing the name of the blog to Lenox Knits and Pics. I know that the focus has totally changed from my knitting ventures to more photo centric, which is one of the main reasons I had trouble getting myself over my blogger's block. I felt like the blog had no real focus and I was unsure of how to move forward. I'm still unsure but I realize that is not as important as simply going forward. I figure things will come back into focus if I just keep working at it, just like the Lensbaby!
The girls were having fun modeling for me in Nana's old hats. I have a lot more shots with my new lens that I will probably share later this week.

8 comments:

Pricilla said...

It's your blog - do what you want with it. It's FOCUS is your choice no matter the name.

Look at mine - Broken Teepee. What the heck does THAT mean?

Blog what you want. Blog what you feel. To heck with names and titles.

Nancy said...

What a cool lens to have! I love that last color shot- what a face!

I agree with Pricilla- just get your write on for a while and don't worry about precision. Things will come clear for you soon. You can worry about what to call it when you know what it is:)

Ann said...

the pictures look great. I thought about changing the name of my blog too. Originally it was meant for photo editing and digital scrapbooking but it's taken on a whole new life

Lin said...

I say do whatever you want with your blog--"knit" can have many meanings, including knitting a story--whatever story you want it to be. This is coming from the Duck And Wheel with String--whatever that means, right?! I don't have a duck or a wheel, and I think there is some string around here somewhere....

Just so you ENJOY it--that is all that matters!! Have fun and it will come naturally.

Duni said...

These photos are amazing! You are so talented!

AngieMallery said...

I like the idea of adding the word Pics...it's only one word, but clearly directs your new 'focus' as you said. Love ya!

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