Friday, August 26, 2011
I'm anxious to hear the new Florence + The Machine release ... here's a preview. It's kind of neat to catch glimpses of her enjoying the music in an unscripted manner, don't you think?
Happy weekend, folks!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I took my new lens for a long walk tonight, hoping to improve on our understanding of each other. It turns out we have much more in common than I originally thought. The poor thing just wants someone who will listen, be patient and understanding. And it wants to see new things now and then, maybe be taken out for a nice dinner once in a while. I think we'll manage just fine.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I took a few more shots with the new 50mm lens today, and I'd have more for you except the mosquitoes are out to eat me alive this summer. Oddly enough, I'm kind of fond of the blurry shot the best right now. It's hard to sit still and focus when you're being covered with mosquitoes!
Monday, August 22, 2011
After some persistent encouragement from a photographer friend, I finally caved and bought myself a 50mm fixed-focus lens. It's the lens of photography pioneers. It's also supposed to be closest to how the human eye takes in information, and surprisingly takes a little adjustment since the 50mm isn't a fan of auto-focus. Taking it out for a spin tonight, I was reminded of the lyrics of the 10,000 Maniacs song 'Stockton Gala Days'.
That summer fields grow high
We had our flower fever
We had to lay down where they grow
And so I did.