A visit to the cemetary with Mom + fun, ghetto ways to use cheap lenses!
I splurged and got a cheap ($40) set of lenses on eBay a couple weeks ago for the new camera. One is a wide-angle lens and the other's a macro. The macro I LOVE, but the wide-angle I'm none too thrilled about. Oh, it does provide more of a shot than the camera alone, but you have to zoom in to avoid having the edges of the lens show up in your shot--LAME--thus losing about 10 degrees on either side. That's crap! But, like I said, the lenses were cheap, so I have only myself to blame there. HOWEVER, I've learned to use them to create something different (here's where the "ghetto" comes in). I take off the wide-angle, leaving only the macro attached to the camera. Then I flip the wide-angle around and hold it up to the macro, which creates a slight fish-eye effect and severely blurs the edges of the shot. It's awesome
, but a bit of a pain to have to hold up while I take tons of shots. I'm going to upload some of those shots to my other account
In other news, my mom visited this past weekend, which was fabulous. We tried out new recipes (girly!), went walking a lot, and visited the flour mill ruins that are hidden along the side of my favorite trail. We even had a picnic there one night! I gave her my old camera, and she and I took loads of pictures while she was here. One of the locations was the cemetary that's right down the street from my apartment. It's on a steep hill, and is pretty much always void of other people, so a great place to hang out with a camera and take creepy pictures of tombstones. As you will notice now that I've uploaded some new stock, I took full advantage of the fact that no one was around. There are some KICKASS things to take pictures of in a cemetary, dudes. I'm sure you all already know that.
So, all in all, a great visit from mom!
Lastly, it's freaking HOT HERE. Ugh.
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