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Canada Goose and 2016

Canada Goose_v2

David Bowie, Carrie Fisher, Alan Rickman, Harper Lee, Prince, Umberto Eco, Gene Wilder, Patty Duke, Afeni Shakur Davis, Edward Albee, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones, John Glenn, George Michael, Debbie Reynolds.

Many are talking about how 2016 diminished us all, taking away those we loved and admired, leaving behind little but uncertainty and fear.

Perhaps.

Or perhaps now there’s more room for others to fly.

Butterfly

BflyA_30

This is an example of a failed test of the new lens stuff. Here I learned that a wide angle macro lens will pick up the background a lot more than a regular lens, so shooting in a butterfly house only works if you’re shooting down.

I also learned that some lens flares are really weird when it comes to chromatic aberration.

(I also learned that it’s really hard to spell “aberration”.)

Butterfly

bfly_14

I’ve spent some time this last summer trying to find a combination of techniques that would allow me to do wide angle macro. Of course, now that I’m pretty sure how to do it, a weird little lens company has announced a professional version of exactly what I’ve been trying to build. I’m trying to focus more on what I learned this summer and now how much time I wasted trying things that didn’t work out.