lensbaby weekend

clover has decided that she will just go on and go downstairs by herself now, but see, she can’t.  so she falls.  i love how the lensbaby accentuates her descending “technique”.

the twins are still addicted to their pacifiers, but i am trying (stop laughing) trying to keep them to bedtime only.  it is just so easy to plug ’em…cause the twins are dramatic and require a lot of appeasing.  i am all for comfort at bedtime though so don’t even try to give me the giving up the pacifier/thumb sucking/security object advice.

i decided to try the lensbaby on my old d200 this weekend and while of course it fit, i prefer this lens on my d3.  i just found the viewfinder on the d200 too dark and hard to use when i was focusing with the lensbaby and the crop factor was too tight.  i am thinking that by the end of the year, i may need to get a d700 so that i can always be shooting with 2 cameras (since i prefer prime lenses it makes sense) and my d200 will get passed down to my protégé.

may has begun and with it unfolds a very busy time.  it also means that our first book deadline is fast approaching so my words here will be sparse, i will just have to fall back on my visual storytelling skills.

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  • Ellen - Rachel, I soooo want a D700. Not sure how to afford one but the fact that you are thinking of getting one keeps me thinking that I should try to save up the $… May 2, 2010 – 11:16 amReplyCancel

  • sesameellis - not sure how to afford it either, but the d200 as backup is not really working out any longer. by the time i save for the d700, there will be something else i bet! May 2, 2010 – 11:38 amReplyCancel

  • Jamie - Wow, Rachel ! You want to buy the D700 ? I want to get the D3000, but its too expensive for a 13 year old… lol ! I´m saving every money I get to buy this camera. My mom thinks I´m crazy, but she supports me. May 2, 2010 – 12:10 pmReplyCancel

  • The Bad Housewife - I love my d700. L-O-V-E. May 2, 2010 – 1:31 pmReplyCancel

  • Melissa Martin - I’m in agreement with you on the pacifier/dummy issue. Hey, you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do! I’ve not been in too much of a hurry to dissuade mine from sucking to sleep or to calm. My eldest was a dummy fan. The youngest one uses ME as his dummy so not much difference there. I recently read an article in the ABA magazine (I think) which said that use of pacifiers and a child’s desire to suck at something to go to sleep was a natural inclination until the age of about two and a half. That seems to tie in with the natural age of weaning (not the one most often practised in our society).May 3, 2010 – 2:33 pmReplyCancel

  • Donna Boucher - I have a cute pacifier story.
    My little ones would go and visit their passies in their cribs.
    Toddle back to their rooms, grab the passy and take a few quick sucks.
    They would then be able to return to whatever they were doing.May 3, 2010 – 3:05 pmReplyCancel

  • Benoit Provencher - Oh… Those pacifiers…
    I do understand… but by experience (twice)… it takes 3 nights, three hard night… but only three…

    I do not comment a lot, but I want to tell you that your photos are amazing!!!
    I don’t like the blur of the lensbaby, but I think I would need to work with it to appreciate it…
    And I love the blog’s design, and I like to read each of your posts, it reminds me things I lived not that long ago
    (my daugthers are 8 and 9)May 3, 2010 – 7:03 pmReplyCancel