Iced

An after market telephoto lens with really terrible optics can still create intriguing images with its distortion. In these images, rain falling through 29-degree air is coating branches and pine needles with ice.
Branches with icicle stubs. Having fun with terrible aftermarket lens. Jan. 11, 2015.

Stars and stripes

Bought an accessory for *Gamera the Sony camera — a telephoto lens.  As far as optics go, it’s a case of you get what you pay for, and we didn’t pay much. However odd and distorting and color-changing the lens is, in the 48 hours we’ve had it, it shows some promise as a tool for creating, um, unusual images.

*We also bought a duplicate of Gamera off eBay, one whose flash works. This was a case of getting a whole lot more than you paid for, and I just love this camera.

Weekly photo challenge: Inside

Looking at the world from the inside out for this week’s photo challenge.

INSIDE STORY — Netting keeps keeps humans contained in the appropriate places at the Minnesota Zoo.
THROUGH THE GLASS WAVY — The bright summer colors are muted through fluted glass.

The Weekly Photo Challenge Mother Page
Who doesn’t like lobster?
A vintage take
No doubt about it!
From inside an abandoned factory
Courgette from the inside
Inside the glacier
Stained glass
Winter
Inside view of India nnd Nepal
Milkweed
In my beak, please!