Gear Review: Lensbaby Sol 22 / 45

After taking more than 2000 photographs with the Lensbaby Sol 22, I'm sure of four things: 1) the fun factor is well worth the US$199.95 list price; 2) its compact size and light weight make it easy to carry on any photography outing; 3) not all subject matter lends itself to the Lensbaby look; and 4) the combination of manual focus, tilt shift and bokeh blades means more practice is required before I can be confident that photos taken with this lens will consistently match what I envision before pressing the shutter button.

Photo Blogging Challenge – Night (May 2013)

This post is for the third month of PJ's monthly photo blogging challenge. Click here to visit other "Night" posts. Our evenings are pretty routine...taekwondo classes a couple of times a week, a little television, the occasional movie or live performance, and lots of reading. So my initial thought was that this month's theme might …

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