3rd October 2021

 

It brightened up quickly after I left the house this morning.

 

It’s the start of a new month so I’ve changed from using the Lensbaby Twist 60 optic to the Plastic Optic. It takes a few days to get used to a different lens or optic when I change them so I wanted to play. I didn’t expect to get enough shots for a blog post.

 

The plastic optic is much softer and creates a glow effect. These were taken using the f2.8 disk.

 

The most interesting shots are the ones of the tree. The purple light leak I really wasn’t expecting. I didn’t spot it when I was taking the shot but the flare is deliberate.

 

 

20th October 2019

 

This morning we walked along Bush Lane to the Old Hills. It’s a while since we’ve walked along there so it was great to sees the patches where wild flower seeds had been planted alive with colour. The red creeper snaking through the mistletoe was also an unusual sight and I was drawn to the colour combination. It made me think Christmas is coming.

 

 

19th October 2019

We were out earlier than usual for a weekend, we wanted to be back for the rugby. It was still dark when we left the house but I took my camera bag in the hope I’d get a good sunrise shot. I was after a “Landscape”  shot for my Project 52. I was hoping to get the Malvern Hills in the reflected light of the sunrise. I started out with the Lensbaby Velvet 85 on my camera but swathed to the Velvet 56 about half way round.

 

I didn’t get the shot I wanted but I was pleased with the shots of Kempsey, across the river and the telegraph poles stretching into the distance. So many times I’ve wished they weren’t there!

 

 

When we went further round the Hills to the western side, facing the Malvern Hills the cloud was clinging to the top but the sun hadn’t risen enough to illuminate them. I still got some interesting shots, what do you think?

 

 

 

 

 

12th October 2019

 

After going out my plastic optic last weekend without my macro kit I made sure I had it with me yesterday. The weather wasn’t great. It was dull all the while we were out but I did get a few shots.

 

I’m playing catch up with my Definitely Dreaming Project 52 so I was looking for a “Circle” and “Something old”.  I think looking down on the little fungi counts as a circle and the plate on the Trig point is my 2Something old”.

 

The Spindle tree berries added some colour to a dull day.

 

These shots were all taken with the plastic optic wide open,  i.e. f/2.

 

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