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#330daysofbiking Day 37: cinderella for the day

Mason's Roubaix, a la Lens Baby

Today was Mother’s Day.  I loved this weekend.  Everybody home, I was treated like a queen. The guys took care of all of the yardwork, the laundry, the dishwashing, and even brought me delicious lattes each morning.  They even took care of sorting through and storing all of the “dorm stuff” recently brought home – which was quite a pile.  Spoiled, yes I was!  And loving every minute.  It was just so nice to be able to kick back and do some of the things I wanted to do, and not have to worry about the things I should be doing.  So –  Mark (especially) and boys (if you are reading), it was wonderful treat and a perfect Mother’s Day gift, and I thank you! 😀

Other perk of the day was getting to ride with the boys again, and playing around with the camera – and Lens Baby.  Kind of an odd thing to work with, and a pretty definite learning curve – or a who-knows-what-you-will-get surprise.  .

The boys and I took another late ride, not very far from home.  Mason decided to take a detour and added on a few miles, but Ross and I just pedaled together, chatted, and looked at cows.   Played with the camera of course – and since I was still in cinderella mode, the boys were very accomodating and let me mess around with some biking shots.   The temperatures were pretty cool today – a change from the past week – but beautiful for riding.

So, it’s nearing midnight and I guess my reign is over … Great while it lasted!

Lens Baby randomness

my Lens Baby "babies" 😉

tiny bicycle world

This one is for my friends Jenn and Stan, who have been helping me in past few months with all things photo. I put it together over Thanksgiving, and somehow forgot to include it here until now.  It’s my idea of a perfect planet. (LOL)

Jenn and Stan recently co-taught a great digital photography class at the local community college, which helped me immensely understand how to use my DSLR to it’s (nearly) fullest potential.  I’m still learning. They followed up with an action-packed Photoshop class. I’m still trying to get a handle on what I’m doing, and plan to take a private lesson or two, but I definitely had fun playing with some of the crazy ways you can digitally manipulate a simple image …

Check out their website, Scrappers Workshop, for lots of great tutorials and other photo stuff.

As for my Tiny Bike World – a big thanks also to my Kids, along with Matt, Tim and Boaz for manning the bikes and being incredibly patient while I took the pictures for this thing.  Hope they had as much fun as I did ;).