Amy made some Valentine's Day cards, giving me an excuse to try "lens whacking"—a DSLR video technique of removing the lens and manually re-positioning it in front of the sensor. Various handheld adjustments cause sporadic focus, distortion, washed out footage from light leaks – generally a dream-like feeling.

I was interested to attempt this shooting method after reading Philip Bloom's article:

(I'm using a Panasonic GH2 with a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens.)

The music here is The Civil Wars – My Father's Father.

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