Category Archives: Lens Baby

Bloomingdale | Project 365

So when I decided I was done playing with the Lens Baby for the blog and determined today would be the last day, who knew it would be the day I nail it. The photo of Ganesha below is the culmination of playing with the LensBaby every day for the last 3 weeks. The idea with the LensBaby is that you have a sweet spot that is totally in focus and the outsides of the image are softly blurred. I got the sweet spot on Ganesha and in doing that enhanced that 3-D effect going on. The Ganesha head is obviously on wood or something and adhered to the wall. So it’s gonna pop. But I really think in nailing this sweet spot it popped even more.

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I was in DC yesterday for a photo session. I tend to get a little (or a lot!) nerved up about driving into the city. I don’t know my way around very well at all. So if for some reason I make a wrong turn I’ll be lost! But this time I had great directions and actually somewhat knew where I was going. It was a piece of cake! Yay! Empowerment:)

I pulled onto U St from First, saw a great parking spot, whipped around and snagged it. Then I looked up and saw this.

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If that’s not a sign that says park here, you’ll be good, I don’t know what is! That Ganesha spoke to me. It grabbed me and was like you are supposed to be here today and everything you are doing is taking you in the right direction. It was a sign on multiple levels.

Here’s a few more as I was walking around the Bloomingdale neighborhood. Love the row houses and all their flair and color. And it was absolutely gorgeous yesterday.

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Alley | Project 365

Ok, I am officially bored with the LensBaby:) Not in a bad way. I just think I’ve played with it enough. I’m ready to move on. Tomorrow will be the last day I purposefully use it for the blog. For now … an alley in Shanty Town which is between Stink Town and Skid Row:) Ha! And more trees and wires!

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More Wires & Trees | Project 365

I really do have a thing for overhead wires. And naked trees. With the wires I love all the directional lines. With naked trees I love all the chaos of the lines. tree_2 wires_2

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Potions & Elixirs | Project 365

Just one shelf with potions and elixirs.

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Old Town | Project 365

I actually took the camera with me today when I was out and about. Here’s a few pics from my walk from where I parked to the studio. I wasn’t sure about the street photo — taking it, showing it seems a little weird to me. But I’m drawn to photos like that I see. The last one is what light I was noticing at the studio.

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Light & Life | Project 365

So I’m taking an online photography workshop called Light & Life. It’s to really hone in on working with ideal and not so ideal natural light conditions. And to look for light that ignites your soul. And to be able to consistently capture that. As a workshop and education junkie, this will be a good creative fix.

This week’s homework is to just start noticing light. But I couldn’t resist playing some.

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Looking Up | Project 365

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Clay Flower | Project 365

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Crystal Ball | Project 365

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More Snow | Project 365

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