Down, Down, Down the Rabbit Hole!
Over the weekend as part of a 'de-stressing regime', I was playing around with my latest toy lens, the Lensbaby 2.0 (a selective focus lens) and what a wonderful exercise it was in creativity and possibilities. Getting behind this tilt-shift-like lens is quite a challenge, especially when trying to grip the lens to focus on the 'sweet spot' (or the focus area) and then tilting it slightly to achieve that graduated blurring effect, all done while holding the camera at the same time with the index finger on the shutter button. Admittedly, the fingers got a bit cramped after the session but the results are quite nice, don't you think so?
`I wish I hadn't cried so much!' said Alice, as she swam about, trying to find her way out. `I shall be punished for it now, I suppose, by being drowned in my own tears! That WILL be a queer thing, to be sure! However, everything is queer to-day.' - quoted from the 2nd Chapter (The Pool of Tears) of Alice in Wonderland
Finding that little bit of 'quiet' every once in a while helps to recharge me for the next round of chaos waiting to tumble out of my 'rabbit-hole'.