On My Doorstep – Lensbaby Blog Circle

 

One of my Definitely Dreaming Project 52 prompts was “From my Doorstep“. I don’t have a great view but spotted a little weed growing in the crack between the wall and the path. It has a really pretty blue or purple flower and looks like a violet, so I used it to get my shot.

 

This inspired me to get my camera out and capture the other tiny flowers and weeds growing within a few feet of my doorstep. I was playing with my Lensbaby Velvet 56 and extension tubes. So often we miss what’s under our feet, failing to realise and appreciate the beauty.

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Looking Down

 

The Definitely Dreaming Project 52 prompt this week was “Looking Down”. Looking down I spotted some tiny flowers on the lawn. It was a race to get some shots before my husband got the lawnmower out. I don’t know what they are but they’re very pretty and less than half a cm across. I put the macro converters on my Edge 35 and had a play. My favourite shot is in the Project 52 portfolio and the others are below.

 

 

Daisies and Dandelions – Lensbaby Blog Circle

 

It Lensbaby Blog Circle time again, where a group of Lensbaby  photographers publish and link a series of blog posts. We all have different interests, skills and subjects but share a love for using our Lensbabies. Be sure to follow the link at the end of this post to take you round the circle.

 

At this time of year daisies and dandelions are everywhere, being so common we take them for granted. When I see dandelions I think of when I was a child and I was told picking them caused you to wet the bed. Amazing how things stick.

 

I usually take photos of the dandelions seed heads rarely the flowers but when I was experimenting with my Edge 35, photographing daisies the blurry yellow of the dandelions in the background made my shots more interesting.

 

 

And in black and white they provide great texture as part of the background.

 

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Spring on the Old Hills

This weekend I decided I wanted to play with my Lensbaby Burnside 35. When you get the right distance between the subject and background you get a glorious twist effect. AS most of my work is close up/macro I rarely achieve this. On Saturday I set out to capture some shots including the twist.  I was pleased with the results below. It works best in the blossom shots.

 

 

On Sunday I stuck with the Burnside 35 but this time I added the 12mm extension tube to see how close I could get. I didn’t get the fantastic swirl but I got some good close ups. What do you think?

 

 

Fisheye Fun on the Old Hills

Having been remined how much fun it is to play with my Lensbaby Circular Fisheye lens I took it on the Old Hills at the weekend to see what shots I could get.

 

I went out with the intention of trying to get close ups of Daffodils similar to the tulip shots in my previous post but that didn’t work. Instead I got some great eerie shots in the morning mist and some close ups of the fabulous spring flowers.

 

Fisheye Fun – Lensbaby Blog Circle

I forget how much fun the Lensbaby Circular Fisheye lens can be.

 

I treated myself to some tulips last weekend and while playing I thought I’d try looking into the flower with my fisheye lens and wondered could I fill the frame with the petals. The result inspired me to try some more close ups. You can see the results below. I love the colours.

 

Next time I’ll show you some shots taken with this lens on the Old Hills, at Callow End.

 

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