Text from Field Notes, August 19, 2014 at the Yellowstone Lake Lodge Hotel

Did I rent a $1,500 lens (for $120), to just drop a “Holga-ish” filter on my images in Picasa?

How much of that process matters - the expensive vs. the cheap - ?

Really it’s just the feeling evoked by the end results that matters -

What you invest lens lets you create the input into your creative process and if you apply a heavily processed filter to it, that is okay.