I received a new lens for Father's day. It's quite an amazing piece of crafted work itself, but it is a throwback to an 1840 lens that is manual focus and changing apertures is achieved by dropping in various metal plates with different sized aperture openings (will do a blog post on the lens itself soon). One of the "specialty" aperture plates is in the shape of a star creating a fun star "bokeh" effect (there is a teardrop and a hexagon shape as well). I tested it out on my oldest daughter who has volleyball on the brain now at all times. You will rarely see her without one in her hands. I love to see her enthusiasm for the sport (and she happens to be really good already. . .but I'm not biased). So what better way to take a portrait of the future Volleyball "star"