Lensbaby Does the Beach

I got a Lensbaby 2.0 lens just for fun a while ago and have been having a bit of fun with it, though it's a bit tricky to get used to at first. The blur effect isn't photoshopped, but done with the lens itself.

An odd toy, for sure, but is proving fun to play with. If you want to know more about these lenses you can read about Lensbabies here.


I'm Back.

I've decided to re-post most of my old posts and will be back to adding some in the near future. Thanks for stopping around and hopefully I'll be adding some new photos soon!


To Be Announced...

If you're coming here for the first time, I regret to say that I've pulled all of my posts for a while. I apologize that I have nothing to show right now. I'm at a crossroads. Perhaps I'll put them back sometime, but I've made no decision yet.

Thanks for your visit and also for your understanding.



More Nudes

I've wanted to shoot nudes for ages, but have been finding that it's not always easy to get people to sit for you, even with all their clothes on. Still, this is a start.


Climbing Photos for Dan

Dan from Dan's Blah Blah Blog asked to see some climbing photos, so here they are. It was kind of hard to find any good photos because I'm the photographer in the family and on any of the more impressive climbs we're too busy paying attention to safety issues to be snapping photos (which is as it should be; we're nothing if not safety conscious). So, for what it's worth, pics of me climbing.

I was ice bouldering with a buddy. I loooooove ice climbing.

Safer bouldering. Don't make any assumptions about the hat because:
1. I don't follow baseball therefore I have no team that I root for.
2. I wear it because I was born in New York State.

Short climb, sweaty mid-summer day. Top-roping to clean the route (collect the gear that was used to protect the leader as they climbed up) and break down the anchor and rappel so that we could move on to another climb.

A cold, November day. I remember my fingers being rather numb.

This time, leading (putting the protective gear in as I climbed).
I'm up there. Just follow the rope.

Update: Oopsie! I forgot to credit these photos because they were obviously not taken by me. These were all taken by The Mister except for the ice climbing one. That one was taken by my friend, Jeff.


Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Scenes from the Back Yard

More shots with my Holga, this time scenes from our back yard. I was just exploring the late afternoon sunlight coming through the trees.

forsythia in bloom before the blossoms dropped
some of the fruits of our woodchopping labor

hand-me down from a neighbor whose daughter is now in college
(grass just starting to green up)