Soft Focus Macro

 

After playing with the new Lensbaby Soft Focus II optic I was keen to play with the original optic and the macro element from the wide angle teleconverter. It wasn’t as warm and sunny this morning so the flowers weren’t as open as they were yesterday. I had to look much harder to find them.

 

The soft focus was wide open (so f/2). I was surprised how easy it was to focus when I added the macro element. I am pleased with the results.

 

 

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.

 

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