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.

 

 

Harebells on Peachfield Common

After what seems like a very gloomy August, the sun has come out in September.

 

I was working in the office in Malvern today and escaped at lunchtime to Peachfield Common. I had my camera with my Lensbaby Twist 60 Optic. I wanted to get some shots of the Harebells. For some reason they don’t seem to grow on the Old Hills and as they a very much a symbol of summer for me, I missed seeing them.

 

 

Today it felt like summer.

 

In the Lawn

 

My favourite lens is my Lensbaby Velvet 56. I love the glow it creates, especially when wide open and as its a macro lens it lets me get really close to my subjects. I’ve been playing with the Lensbaby Velvet 85 over the last few weeks. The longer focal length means i don’t have to get so close to get images I love. I spent some time today crouching on the lawn trying to capture the little flowers hidden between the blades of grass.

 

 

Freesia

 

I’ve been playing around with my Sony Lenses rather than Lensbabies for the last week or so.

 

Today I got out what was my favourite lens, my Sony 30mm Macros lens. I can get so close to my subjects and its great for flower shots. I bought some flowers yesterday including some freesia. I just love getting so close and seeing into the heart of the flowers.

 

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