I've been trying to find cheap activities I can do with my daughters this summer. ON Saturday, we watched a few events at the BC Summer Games in Abbotsford. My daughters really wanted to see some of the equestrian events, so I watched some horses perform their para dressage. I took this photo using the 12x telephoto attachment on my phone, which creates these oddly saturated photos that are clear in the centre and highly skewed at the edges. Despite its limitations, it takes some unique, lomography-ish photos, like the one embedded below. I think it's interesting because the horse's face is crisp while the rider's face looks deliberately blurred, but that's just how the lens works. No "tilt shift" filter here.
When I was in middle school, I had a crush on a French Immersion girl. She had this long, curly hair and clearly intelligent eyes and seemed to buck the norm a little. Somewhere along the way, I don't know how, I decided she liked horses. So I read horse books in the library in case I ever needed to know about horses in a conversation with her. I learned about Appaloosas and canters and bridles and whatnot, but the information never really came into use. The imagined horse conversation with her never came, but we became friends in high school based on other interests. And there I learned that we would be terrible for each other. But I held on to some of that horse knowledge anyhow, which has been useful for my daughters who seem to really like horses.
So the blog post begins from the top again.
I've been enjoying my clip on lenses a little too much.
Here's a selection of my comparative macro fun.
15 weeks ago, according to Instagram, I received this 235° clip-on lens in the mail. It has been a dear, convenient companion since then. Although I've posted a few photos to this blog where I've used the lens before, I'm really pleased with how some of these photos turned out. So here they are.
I've had to repair it a few times; once it slowly unscrewed itself, and recently I dropped it and the lenses inside got all misaligned. However, it's a sort-of soothing thing to repair, so I don't mind.
It really is an excellent little accessory and has created some memorable photos, especially in family situations (which I do not post online). It's fun to be able to capture a photo that gathers light fromt he entire room.
USING THE WIDE ANGLE LENS ON THE S5's REAR-FACING CAMERA:
USING THE MACRO LENS ON THE S5's REAR-FACING CAMERA:
USING THE MACRO LENS ON THE SCHOOL'S iPAD:
USING THE FISHEYE LENS ON THE S5's REAR-FACING CAMERA:
USING THE FISHEYE LENS ON THE S5's FRONT-FACING CAMERA:
Fun, fun times.
Here's my first Pedaltrain setup. It's not pretty, nor wide as a church door, but 'tis enough.
So what to do with that empty space? Perhaps a Compression/Sustain pedal of some sort? Perhaps a more dependable delay pedal? I won't be able to afford new toys any time soon, but that space on the top left certainly calls out to me.
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