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First photos with my Lensbaby Sweet 35

Lensbaby recently had a great sale on their tilt shift lenses, so I picked up a Sweet 35 Optic. The lens does not communicate electronically with the camera body, so you have to adjust the settings and focus manually. Needless to say, there is a bit of a learning curve and it’s quite challenging to get the focus just right, but I’m having a lot of fun experimenting with it!

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Photos, including my first gallery wall

I’ve been having so much fun taking pictures lately… thanks for looking!

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~ playing with toys (I love the light and shadows in this one!)

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~ yellow chick

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~ gallery wall in our living room (all prints from Minted)

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~ girl in a store

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~ a special bracelet (my husband bought one for each of our girls)

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~ best way to start the day 🙂

A Special Braid

One of my goals for this year is to continue to learn more about photography. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably remember that last year I did a Project 52 (which involved taking one photo a week based on a theme). This year I’ve decided to ramp things up a bit by setting a goal to use my DSLR to take a photo of something/anything most days of the week (I guess you could call it a semi-Project 365). Here are some of the photos I’ve taken so far this year:

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~ pretty braid (my daughter created this braided hairstyle all by herself… she was so proud!)

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~ an adorable “emerald” necklace made by my other daughter

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~ colorful crayons

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~ these are taking over our kitchen nook and living room

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~ prized possessions

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~ cool and misty winter morning

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~ saturday breakfast

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~ flashy slippers

Thanks for looking, and have a wonderful week! 🙂