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It was one of those mornings where you just don’t want to go out. I’d lain listening to the rain on the windows for what felt like hours and it was still coming down. Each time I thought about going out with the dog it seemed to get heavier. Eventually I decided it was time to go, it wouldn’t be so bad when I got out there. I collected my camera an other stuff and off we went. I knew it was madness taking my camera but I had to get a shot for my 365 project and I had two ideas and I wasn’t going back out later, not in this.
By the time I got to the end of the lane the rain has eased off and as we wandered onto the Old Hills I could see hints of a blue sky in the distance. We kept going and it started to brighten up and the sun came out. Now I was glad I brought my camera, the drenched landscape was stunning in the autumn sunshine. The raindrops on the trees were glistening like Christmas lights. I’m still playing with the Lensbaby Plastic Optic which added its own magic to the shots.
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It amazing to think I’m ten months into my 365 project and only two to go. I’ve been using the Plastic Optic throughout October and my daily photos are shown below.
I love walking at this time of year. The colours can be fantastic, constantly changing and there’s fungi everywhere.
I’ve come across lots of fungi on my dog walks and collated the best shots below. They were all taken with a Lensbaby Plastic Optic.
It brightened up quickly after I left the house this morning.
It’s the start of a new month so I’ve changed from using the Lensbaby Twist 60 optic to the Plastic Optic. It takes a few days to get used to a different lens or optic when I change them so I wanted to play. I didn’t expect to get enough shots for a blog post.
The plastic optic is much softer and creates a glow effect. These were taken using the f2.8 disk.
The most interesting shots are the ones of the tree. The purple light leak I really wasn’t expecting. I didn’t spot it when I was taking the shot but the flare is deliberate.
Pets are great company and great fun. This is Tyke. He has suddenly taken to lying on one sofa and giving whoever is on the other this look.
I’ve obviously not done something ….
After going out my plastic optic last weekend without my macro kit I made sure I had it with me yesterday. The weather wasn’t great. It was dull all the while we were out but I did get a few shots.
I’m playing catch up with my Definitely Dreaming Project 52 so I was looking for a “Circle” and “Something old”. I think looking down on the little fungi counts as a circle and the plate on the Trig point is my 2Something old”.
The Spindle tree berries added some colour to a dull day.
These shots were all taken with the plastic optic wide open, i.e. f/2.
We were late this morning, having sat and watched the rugby. It was dull at first but the sun did come out as we wandered round.
I wanted to play with my plastic optic as I haven’t used the older lensbabies for a long time. I was quickly frustrated as I couldn’t focus close enough to the subjects I wanted to take and I hadn’t brought my macro kit. It was then a switch to my Velvet 56.
While January seemed to last forever, February seems to have come to an end ever so quickly and it ‘s Lensbaby blog circle time again.
Snowdrops are the first sign that spring is on its way and they are so pretty dancing in the sunshine, sometimes covered in dew. During the last few weeks I’ve found little bunches tucked away behind hedges, under trees and some out in the open. I thought it was worth bringing together the best shots to share. I hope you enjoy them.
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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?
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Welcome to the third post in our Lensbaby Circle Blog.
Primroses are a flower I’ve always struggled to get good photos of so I thought I’d have a play using different Lensbaby optics and lenses. Their delicate colour is difficult to capture and when I try post processing the results the colour doesn’t seem to look real. I got my tripod out along with my macro converters and lenses enabling me to get really close. The colours are straight out of the camera. Despite taking notes I still managed to mix up which lenses and optics I used. I need to get more organised.
I am pleased with the results below, I hope you enjoy them.
I did have the Sweet 80, Plastic optic, Single glass optic, Soft focus optic, Edge 80, Twist 60 and Sweet 35 out.
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