But either way its kind of neat hanging out on the flowers in front of my house.
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I was cruising some of my favorite photography sites the other day and saw this thing called a “lensball”. Basically a generic name for a large (ish) glass ball, vary highly polished and suitable for some neat effects in photography. Google it.
I bought one. It was about 15 bucks or so on Amazon and got here today. So naturally, I have to take it out for a quick test drive. The picture to the right is the result with my phone.
This was just a quick snap from my front porch. No composition or planning. Hold the ball up, snap a pic with my phone.
Well in all the “stuff” I have read about using a lensball, no where did I read any warnings about it. Dangers. Potential hazards.
Now I am not talking about stupid warnings like on coffee cups from McDonald’s. Or my favorite, the curling iron warning that it is for external use only.
I mean, this is a 4 inch ball of glass. Why would it need a warning of any kind right? RIGHT!
Look at this next pic. Different focus. Please observe the bright glowing spot on my thumb. See it? That is a VERY CONCENTRATED AMOUNT OF SUNLIGHT.
Ever melt stuff with a magnifying glass? Me too. My fucking thumb.
First of all, the law is NOT new. It has been on the books for several years. All the House Bill 673 did was change some wording redefining what was covered by the law, redefined the fine/points structure and explain what exactly “hands free” means.
Here is a basic run down of what is allowed and what is not.
Some people are exempt from the hands-free requirement if they’re performing official duties: police, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, ambulance drivers, other first responders and utility employees or contractors responding to a utility emergency.
I was outback working on the garden and looked up and saw this in the Eastern sky. I wasn’t able to get my drone up and airborne in time to catch it but did grab some shots with my phone. Pretty awesome looking I think.