limited lens

anonymous asked:

do you have tvd fic recs?

I’m kind of the worst with reading fanfic lately, but I feel 100% confident reccing anything by @sarcasticfina (she has both Bamon and Steroline stuff and she’s prolific as hell and a seriously gorgeous writer - everything I’ve read of hers, I love. Check her stuff out here). Also, on the more Bamon side of things, @jamessirivs​ (ao3) has a couple of wonderful AUs (I think Seeing Stars is staying incomplete, though) and @lightninginmyeyes ( has such a creative, engaging AU that even has its own tumblr for all your B&B needs! I also friggin’ loved the story Second Verse, Same as the First, which is another Bamon AU (do you see a trend?) and probably the first TVD fanfic I ever really devoured. On the Steroline side of things, I’ve heard incredible things about Waking Up In Vegas (lmao another AU fuck canon), so if you haven’t checked that one out, you probably should. Anyway, I’m sure there are a ton of incredible fics out there that I’m missing (feel free to rec ones in the replies, guys!), but from my limited lens, those are my recs!



It takes Kira a long time to learn how to take pictures without allowing her fiery fox’s aura showing up. Once she does, she takes approximately a million to make up for lost time. Then, she tries to teach Malia how to limit her lens flare in order to add more photos of her lovely girlfriend. 

“Look a little to the right. No, Malia, my right.” 

“Kira, this is dumb.” 

“It’s for Instagram!”

“What the hell is an Instagram?” 

The lessons usually dissolve into a make-out sessions, but after a few months, they have a breakthrough. 

Malia doesn’t quite understand the point of Instagram (or Facebook or Snapchat). But she makes sure to post every now and then to appease Kira. At first, they’re all shots of forest critters with captions of how much Malia wants to eat them. But soon, Malia realizes it’s much more fun to see her girlfriend’s face on her phone screen and starts to mix it up. She even gives Kira her phone so Kira can follow back the other pack members. Whatever that means. 

For Malia, the most important part of all of this useless Instagram crap is getting to see Kira’s megawatt smile. And the accompanying kiss, of course. 

INDEPENDENT LENS: A glimpse into the lives of long-term LGBTQ couples

In tandem with the premiere of Limited Partnership (premiering on Independent Lens Monday, June 15), as well as with the imminent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, Independent Lens presents a collection of photos and essays by photographer B. Proud from her book First Comes Love.

Chris & ABilly: 36 years

Chris and ABilly agree that their shared experience of having been married to women has helped strengthen their relationship.

“We both very much loved our wives,” Chris adds, “and we continue to love them as people, and I think that was one of the things that attracted us to one another, that we had had that experience, and that we wanted to maintain a relationship, not a married relationship but a good relationship with our exes. And we both wanted children.”

Del & Harriet: 45 years

Del and Harriet met on a hockey field in 1969. They were both physical education teachers and coaches, but it was a different era and being openly gay in the school systems was definitely not the norm.

“It was 1969. Nobody was out,” Del remembers. “You went to clubs in New York to dance but you were always afraid of being raided. You kept everything secret and circulated discretely.”

John & Stuart: 27 years

John, an attorney, and Stuart, a policy analyst with UC San Francisco’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, are politically driven comrades. They met at a small political house party, during the race for Congress between Harry Britt, Harvey Milk’s successor on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and a then relatively unknown newcomer, Nancy Pelosi.

Tony & Richard: 40 years

The story of Filipino American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan’s incredible journey together is told in Limited Partnership. They met in Los Angeles in 1971 at a bar called The Closet, and quickly fell in love. In April 1975, thanks to a courageous county clerk in Boulder, CO, became one of the first same-sex couples in the world to be legally married.

Limited Partnership, the final film of this Independent Lens season, will air on PBS this Monday June 15th.

See the complete Portraits of Partnership series


smc DA 40mm f/2.8 limitedを購入しました。
21mm f/3.2に続いて2本目のリミテッドレンズです。



all these reviewers are so fucking stale and boring… they desperately want there to be some kind of post boyband formula so all their reviews are influenced by that shit and completely inane comparisons instead of looking at zayn as a debuting artist, like i get the reasons why but it’s still unfair and just a blatant bias lmao like it’s impossible to be objective about an album if you’re looking at it through the limited lens of ‘the robbie williams’ or ‘the justin timberlake’ or whatever other fucking asinine lazy assumption 

anonymous asked:

Long story short: I have a Canon Rebel t3i which I adore. I had some extra holiday money so I went to my local camera shop. These guys are pretty good and haven't let me down on advice just yet on which lenses I should be getting. The guy sold me a lens that doesn't do what I thought it would. I came home with an EF-S 10-18 mm 1:4.5-5.6 IS STM and I don't know what to do with it. It's too late to return it. Help?

Hey there! Bex here!

A 10-18mm lens is a super wide angle (even for a cropped frame sensor like yours) that’s great for some things, like landscapes and architecture, and not so great for other things, like portraits (unless you’re looking for a whimsical portrait of a child or animal). You’re going to see a lot of distortion with it, but you can use that to your advantage!

Here are some examples of awesome wide angle photographs:

Photo by EJP Photography

Photo by Taivasalla

Photo by Tambako

Photo by extranoise

My best advice would be to go forth and explore. Push the limits of your new lens and really create some images that challenge people’s perceptions of the world. It’s a great lens. Have fun with it!!

Good luck!


WATCH: excerpt from upcoming Independent Lens documentary, Limited Partnership.

Filipino American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan talk about how they first met and fell in love in the early 1970s in Los Angeles, and how immigration laws at the time gave them no rights as a gay couple. They were men without a country.

In 1975, Richard and Tony became one of the world’s first same-sex couples to legally marry. The pioneering couple’s fight for justice raged on for 40 years, paving the way for the eventual defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Limited Partnership premieres on June 15th - check out your local PBS listings here.

Learn more about the film