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shifting my focus at the museum of science and industry

Today, the family and I took what seems to be our quarterly trip to the Museum of Science and Industry. It’s always a lot of fun. Aidan really gets into it and seems to learn a lot each time we go. Today we spent most of our time in the new “You”exhibit, and complimented that by going to see “The Human Body” at the iMax theater. Aidan has been quite interested lately in the human body, as it has been a subject of study in recent months with our coop group.

While at the museum, I thought I would engage in a little photographic play. We go so often and I have many pictures, so this time I thought I would limit myself by bringing just one lens to see if I could push myself into new creative territory. I chose my Lensbaby Composer, which is new for me. It is a selective-focus, manual lens. Very simple in concept, but not an easy toy to operate. It requires a bit of skill, and I have had virtually no practice with it since I got it earlier this month. In the end, I think I captured a few fairly interesting shots. I do think the Lensbaby has some neat potential for creative work, but it does take a little getting used to.

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