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I started out the month of February with the idea of shooting a heart photo every day. That got old once Valentine’s Day came and went! Here is how the last two weeks of February turned out.

Valentine’s roses from my husband 🙂


The night my husband tried to teach me how to play chess, but all I wanted to do was take pictures of the pieces. One of my favorite things about the Fuji is being able to use vintage manual focus lenses. This one was with a 45mm Minolta Rokkor lens that I picked up for $10 on ebay.


Another favorite vintage lens, the Nikon 100mm Series E was used here.This cake was terrible, as you can see…

This was a terrible night in my development, when there was a fire in one of the units. Thankfully, no one was injured.

I’m lucky to be friends with local photographers who have several meet-ups a year. Our March gathering was at Longwood Gardens, where we were all happy to see signs of Spring after the miserable Winter we have had here. Of course, it had to start snowing as we were wrapping up.

I started out using extension tubes on my old Nikon 100mm Series E lens:


I love the Helios 44M-4 lens for the swirly bokeh

This year, I joined up with a group of photographers participating in a Project 365. Sure, take a photo a day? I can do that! Um, it turned out to be harder than I thought it would be. Getting home from work in the dark really limits the photo ops! I started carrying my camera with me everywhere I went and was constantly on the lookout for possible subjects. The hardest part was forcing myself to go outside when it was under 20 degrees and focusing manually with gloves on. Manual focus, what? Yeah. I decided I was going to use my vintage lenses for the month of January, and there is no auto-focus with those. Some days were better than others.

And when all else fails…. there’s always one of our rescue cats to model for me.

Here is January’s collection. Camera: Fujifilm X-E2 | Lenses: Helios 44-4, Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.4 and 45mm f/2, Konica 50mm f/1.7, and Nikon 100mm Series E.