Because I hate fumbling with gadgets while on outings, I never take extra lens with me. …So when I decide to put lensbaby on my camera, it’s a commitment for the day. It’s a commitment because the chance I would miss getting passable shot of ‘kids doing something fun that grandparents would wanna see’ is definitely probable. But it’s so much fun using this setup that I’m willing to take the chance quite often. I think that lensbaby helps me capture moments the way I would remember feeling — how wonderfully strange that a few pieces of glass can do such a thing!
It has been so long since I spent any kind of real time, effort or budget on my wardrobe (due to waxing and waning figure past 5 years) to a point I had no idea what size I ended up being. Anyhow, I decided to spend my precious weekly date with myself (because minding three noisy kids 24/7, even with a fantastically supportive husband like Todd will drive anyone insane!) actually trying on some clothes at Bridgeport Village. And I did. Quite lamely though, I bought nothing except for a scarf which I meant to buy last year to replace one like it that I had lost — it was 75% off (it’s good to dilly dally sometimes!). I got bored of shopping, in about one hour and fifteen minutes, and sat down with a burger.
I saw the ground where various patterns meet and thought it’s the kinda photo Todd would take and so I did that on his behalf.
I happen to be sitting in front of the cinema with my burger. The sun is setting, and lights are being turned on!
I tried to resist taking pictures of humdrumly landscaped flowers, but they were just so brightly yellow and hard to ignore.
…and then I noticed that the sky has turned gorgeous pink and purple!
I do love summer twilight in the Pacific Northwest — the way the temperature drops no matter how hot it had been during the day, and lovely colors the sky turn into illuminating everything on earth with a touch of magic.