Wow, hello blog. Summer's over and I haven't blogged in 2 months. Oops!
So, hey, today Jim & Clementine & I and our friend Tseche who's visiting from Bulgaria went across the Columbia River to Vancouver (the Washington one, not the Canada one) for Kumoricon, an anime convention. It was fun! We spent too much time in the dungeonesque merch room though and by the time we discovered that hundreds of cosplayers were hanging out in this lovely park, it had started to rain. So that was a bummer. Except for the above, because I love that picture!!!! Aren't they great? And the umbrellas totally make it.
I was testing out a new lens I just got, and I lovelovelove it. It's a Lensbaby Edge 80, and I haven't totally got the hang of it yet, but I'm pretty crazy about the selective blur. You can use it as a straightforward 80mm prime, or you can tilt it a little or a lot for varying amounts of soft-focus. It's manual focus so that's the trick: trying to tell if you're totally in focus or only sorta. It's not for everyone, I guess, but I love the possibilities of this lens and can't wait to use it traveling :-)
So, thank you awesome nerds of Kumoricon. That was fun!
And last but not least, my very own nerds, Jim &