The Joy of A Challenge – Lensbaby Blog Circle

My photography challenge for this year is to take a photo every day using my Lensbaby lenses and optics.  During June I only used the Pin Hole/Zone plate optic.  This is one of the older optics which has two settings the Zone plate with an aperture made up of concentric circles which is approximately f/19 and the Pin Hole with an aperture f/177. Both settings require lots of light and the zone plate works best in high contrast situations.

 

This day was particularly dull and it felt like it was going to be a real challenge to get my photo for the day. I had a play taking shots of the flowers growing along the fence and in the bushes. The results surprised me and it reminded me that you never know how things will turn out and its always worth taking the shots …

 

 

For more great Lensbaby shots follow the links to complete the circle. The next post is from Birgit Fostervold

 

An Evening Wander

 

I went for an early evening wander round the village. I started with a wander round the Abbey Trail, which takes me through the grounds of Stanbrook Abbey. The daffodils are passed their best but the tulips were bright and the magnolia trees are still in bloom. From there I went over and had a wander round the Old Hills.

 

It was a lovely warm evening and I hope I captured the best of it.

 

 

31st December 2020

 

I sat this morning listening to the news and its all very depressing, not a great start to the day!

 

I took Splat on the Old Hills. It was cold enough that most of the mud was frozen. It was a beautiful, cold, frosty morning and the sun wasn’t long up. It completely turned my mood around.

 

I’m looking forward to a much better 2021.

 

 

From the Hill Top

 

I’ve had fun over the last few months exploring new running routes and discovering some of the local footpaths. One takes me from the Old Hills over a hill and down to Jennett Tree Lane. At the top of the hill there are great views of Worcester and the Malvern Hills. Today we had a wander up there with the dogs and my camera. Hope you like the views as much as I do.

 

  • Sunshine on Malvern
  • Worcester

 

Lensbaby Plastic Optic

I’m taking part in the Definitely Dreaming Project 52, which involves taking a photo each week throughout the year based on a prompt. The prompt this week was “Stillness”, which inspired me to get my Lensbaby plastic optic out.

 

When I went out this morning the plastic optic was still on my camera. It was a beautiful spring morning. The sun was bright, strong and still fairly low in the sky. I was trying to capture the flare and streaks of light through the trees.

 

As so often happens with Photography things didn’t go to plan. The sun was so strong and because I was shooting into it the colours were really weak. However, when I converted them to black and white using one of my favourite presets they developed a haunted feel. What do you think?

 

You can follow my Project 52 through this link

 

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