|Brother Greg and S2 from 2009|
While we're on the topic of tricks and treats, I have a new little toy. It is a ring that screws on to the front of a lens, so that I can mount it backwards on my camera. This backward lens trick is a neat way to boost your macro capabilities without buying a new lens. I love it! Here, you can see a closeup of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of a penny. I should have looked for a penny that was not so worn, but I just didn't have the patience for that.
While I don't mind being labeled as a photography fanatic, I honestly try to exercise an appropriate balance with the rest of my life and responsibilities. I saw an online video called The Calling of a Photographer by professional photographer David McLain. In this video, he talks about the way photography passionately consumes him. It is poetic and intriguing. Nevertheless, I got the impression that some professionals might be absent too often from home, and that they're missing out on the greater glory, which is being a good husband and father. Spooky, huh?