Photo 52: Within the Frame

Perspective | Specialty Lenses for Creative Purposes {Week 17}

This week Photo 52 utilized various types of lenses - telephoto, fisheye, macro, lensbaby, etc. - in order to get our creative juices flowing in this dead of winter (ever heard of Polar Vortex II?).  I chose to use my lensbaby which is in short, a specialty lens designed to focus on one portion of the frame while leaving the rest blurred.  The creative effect is often quite ethereal and dream-like --- a perfect choice for capturing my 8 month-old baby playing with his blanket.  

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Babe and a blanket

Photo 52: Within the Frame

Photographer's Year-End Choice {Week 13}

For this final week of December, our theme is "Photographer's Choice". Some images will be a 2013 personal favorite, some will be a continuation of our month-long exploration of lines, and all will be a reflection of where we are in our photographic journey.

This was a big year for our family with the arrival of our second boy in May. I chose this photograph as my year-end "finisher" mostly for its emotional significance. Not only is the irresistible chubbiness on prominent display, but it is one of the few self-portraits from this year. My handy dandy assistant, who helped press the remote control to set off the timer, just happened to be my three year-old son. I was very proud of him and cherish this image even more because I know we were all a part of its creation.

2013 - you were fantastically crazy, awesome and amazing.

And to our followers, thank you for being a part of our photographic journey over the past year. It would not be the same without you. Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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