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Friday night I went home to play with my new camera gear that arrived and is a late Christmas present from my grandparents. It’s mostly lighting stuff (think very basic David Hobby stuff), but I did get a lensbaby, too. Lensbabies are simple lenses, where you manually focus on a point in the frame, and the rest is blurred. Check out the image below (no editing). You should also check out their site to see exactly how they work. My explanation is very simplified.

puppy lensbaby

I’ve made the executive decision to leave the lensbaby at home when I go to Romania.  This was after the tweet I got from Robert Hart advising me to leave it here. Also, after playing around with it for a while, I’m pretty sure it would be more of a distraction than anything else on the trip.

While I was home, my dad surprised me with a Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5. (My parents must love me a whole lot–thanks!) I am so excited about this lens! I can actually capture an entire room from the doorway now (yay!). Check out the photo below. My puppy was a little tired of being my subject.

Puppy in kitchen

By the way, Meadows just acquired some flip cameras (compact video cameras). It looks like I’m going to be able to borrow one, so Sommer’s getting her wish after all. (Thanks, Jake and Jason!) Now, we’ll have audio, stills and video documentation of our trip. Are you exhausted thinking about all the editing that needs to be done? I sure am.

So I’m in the process of searching for a camera backpack that has a laptop sleeve. I went and looked at some yesterday, but didn’t find any perfect ones. Anyone have any good suggestions?

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