I'm so glad you found me! I'm a San Francisco photographer, and this blog charts my journey in the ever-evolving world of photography. One of the things I love about photography is that it's a journey, not a destination. I'm constantly learning and meeting wonderful people. Please peruse the blog to your heart's content, then check out my website and feel free to contact me! (I love hearing from you.)

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Day 18 - At the Computer

I've been spending the past few months coveting a dedicated macro lens, but I just can't justify the expense, given that my photography serves no practical purpose, and I haven't even put the tools at my disposal through their paces yet. Tonight, just to see if I could get it out of my system, I screwed on my 'macro close-up lens,' which isn't even a lens, it's more like a filter. It lets you focus closer, yes, but the focusing range gets much smaller and the DOF is practically non-existent. I was just reading this, and to a great extent I agree, but sometimes that just doesn't help.

Anyway, the 100mm f/2.8 is still in my (somewhat distant) future. Until then, I'll just photograph things from normal distances, or use my P&S, which has a pretty decent macro setting.

Thanks to Evan for being my hand model here!

Day 17 - Sunset

I took this over the fence into our neighbor's yard during sunset.

Later, I attached my super cheap fake fisheye lens to my camera and took a few shots of Mouse. Still waiting for the perfect shot where I get her nose dead center and no blurring. And yeah, the lens created that annoying circular vignette around her.

Day 16 - The Motorbike

I liked the radial symmetry of the wheel on our bike. Wish I had moved the watering can from behind it before I took the picture, though.

I know I'm a little behind on the posting . . . but I'm going to get completely up to date today. The important thing is when I took the photos, right?