Cherry Blossom Season

Spring always reminds me of cherry blossoms. It was my favourite season when I lived in Vancouver for that very reason. There are blocks in Vancouver you just walk down and see petals everywhere covering all the lawns and road. It’s beyond beautiful, I miss it every Spring as you can barely tell in Montreal when the seasons change (there was actually snow on Tuesday night, SNOW). I loved when I lived in Vancouver walking around with the cherry blossoms and the Japanese magnolia everywhere. I wanted to revisit and thought I’d share with you the last time I was in Vancouver during the cherry blossom season….

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Lomography Wednesday

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An Intro to Holga Macro Lens:

I spent some time last week taking photos of one of my neighbor’s flower pots with my Nikon D7000 and Holga macro lens. I love the combination of the toy camera lens and the quality of my DSLR. The macro lens are suppose to be used with Holga camera but what I do is hold them in front of my Nikon lens and change the distance to over 35. The lens are not the same size and changing the focus distance will remove the bullet eye look – h    owever I will show you a few of the bullet eye shots because they are kinda neat. The lens allows me to get a good macro effect without needing an expensive macro lens, as well  it can be used on other toy cameras or vintage cameras. I don’t usually use it on my Holga lens because without a proper viewfinder it’s impossible to know what shot you are getting and measuring out the distance and amount of light available is tricky.  I simply hold my lens in front manually and haven’t created a harness (perhaps I will do a DIY for that). The only downside is my hands get tired easily and manual focusing is hard to do while holding the lens.

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Bullet View:
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