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02 May 2014

May!

April flew right by!

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Last Tuesday was a "5th Tuesday" and that means a special night out for the Tuesday night knit group. The group alternates 1st & 3rd and 2nd & 4th weeks between two coffee shop locations, but it's a bit more festive when there's a 5th week -- this time it was Basil Cafe. Yum.

So far, May is dragging -- in the way that the days/minutes can drag but the weeks will surely fly by. Vacation time will be here before I know it and there's lots to prep for, both in terms of traveling and upcoming obligations.

I treated myself to a set of cell phone lenses from Photojojo, among them a macro lens (as well as wide, fisheye, super fisheye, telephoto, and polarizer) -- I don't have them yet, but I can't wait to play around with them! I'll be taking my Canon along to Scotland, of course, and considered taking a wide-angle lens again, but not only is that expensive ($2300+ to buy, $200+ to rent), it's also very heavy. The camera on my phone is no slouch, and this way, for about $100, I have a bunch of my favorite types of play-around lenses for always. I will use these much more.

Happy Mother's Day!

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I don't know if I'll be able to keep up for the whole month, but it's Macro May! And I don't know if anyone else is taking macro photos this month, but I can't think of May without also thinking "macro."

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Wednesday with Grandma : Sound asleep

I've signed on to do a big gig in Milwaukee next month, hiring my niece to help, and tomorrow I'll drive down with Ali & Junah to meet up and do a little reconnaissance. The event will be at Lake Park, and it's going to be a blast to shoot there!

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Wednesday with Grandma : Waking up

I'm aiming to start throwing stuff into my suitcase this weekend, too. Not officially packing, but I have so many little notes to myself floating around -- both physically and in my head -- about what to take and how to pack... I really need to start making it visual. The main goal is to pack light and that means thinking and planning. I think it's when I wait 'til the last minute, as I often do, that I end up taking way too much -- 4 pairs of pants, 6 tops, 2 cardigans, 4 pairs of shoes for a weekend; packing for every possible scenario and/or mood and just not thinking.

Have a great weekend!

 

Comments

I'll be curious to find out how you like those lenses for your iPhone. And yes, I'll be playing around with Macro May. I'll have to use my "old" camera because I don't have a macro lens for the full frame but I guess I can manage that!

I never knew they made cell phone lenses. May have to try them out. Your grandson is adorable.

You always have great weekends and this one sounds like no exception. Planning ahead will help you make the right decisions for your needs.
It's so much fun to watch Junah discover his hands!

I thought I was the only one who goes over and over (I won't say "obsesses")what I'm going to pack. My daughter & I (and the church youth group) are going to Detroit in the summer of 2015 and I'm already planning what I'm going to take!

Junah is SO cute!

a second on please review the lens for the phone, i have an iphone and am very interested in how well they work.

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