Last week I was on Spring Break from my teaching job at Avon High School, so I thought that would be a good time to play around with my camera a little and just shoot for myself some. I really didn’t come up with anything exciting, but I figured I would share what I did come up with. To make my shooting a little more fun I rented a 45mm tilt-shift lens from Camera Lens Rentals. For all my photography friends that are reading this…they are great to rent from. A tilt shift lens allows you to shift the plain of focus either vertically or horizontally depending on how you move the lens around. These lens’ give a look that can not be achieved in any other way. They are also manual focus, so there was a pretty steep learning curve in trying to get the images that I wanted in focus. I really enjoyed shooting with the lens and will likely rent it again for a wedding. There are several wedding photographers that I admire that use this lens, and I hope to be able to incorporate it into my work someday. Anyway, here are a few images. I took my lovely wife Ann out to McCloud Nature park one evening to hike around and shoot some images. I made her model for me a few times to see what I could come up with. I have also added a few landscape images, I enjoy shooting landscape stuff, I just don’t normally get the chance to.