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 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.
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.
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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I’ve seen great shots of Calla Lilies and was thrilled to see some when I was in town last week. I thought it would be fun to play with my Lensbabies. I chose a pink one and brought it home. I’ve played over the last week or so and here are the best shots.
They were taken with the Edge 35. Velvet56 or Sweet 35, all with extension tubes.
It was a crisp cold morning when we were out with the dogs today. It got warm in the sunshine but there was a cold cutting wind making it cold when in the shadows. It was great walking weather and as always the dogs loved it. I had the Lensbaby Edge 35 on my camera and captured the shots below.
I had some cut flowers in a vase on a sunny windowsill and I couldn’t resist picking up my camera. It had the Lensbaby Velvet 56 on it with an extension tube, enabling me to get really close.
I then switched the Velvet 56 for the latest Lensbaby, the Edge35, still using extension tubes to let me get really close. I love the colours when I get this close.