It's so much fun to face a new challenge in photography. For Christmas I received a Lensbaby, a special effects lens which gives a soft-focus look to your photograph. I'm taking a class to help be better understand how it works, and the weather has actually cooperated the last couple of days. Finally, a warm-up which is giving us hope that spring is actually coming. So we hit the road and I looked for subjects to practice using the lens. Here are a couple of shots which give you an idea how nifty this lens is, and the possibilities for creative photography.