November Challenge – The Edge Optics

 

My challenge for November was to take a photo each day using one of the Lensbaby Edge Optics. These are the optics I find most challenging. With hindsight I should have planned to use these in the summer when there was more light and more time to play and practice using the slice of focus. Most of the shots below haven’t taken full advantage of the slice of focus.

 

 

The Malvern Hills

 

The Malvern Hills have a very distinct profile which is visible for miles around across Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

 

I’ve been experimenting with panorama shots, some black and white presets and different light leaks as a result I’ve managed to turn some very ordinary photos into something much more interesting.

 

 

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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