The Lensbaby is an unpredictable beast – the results you think you’re going don’t often appear.
So with that intro, some shots which were pre-visualised as a particular image but ended up as something better – Lensbaby ‘fairy dust’ if you like, and hypnotically good as you play around in Photoshop and watch the results emerge!
First then – one of ‘those’ shots taken by instinct on a Sweet 35 mounted on an EPL3 in the winter. I could look at the wave patterns for hours…
Next on the plastic lens and this was vaguely what I had in mind, just better than I’d imagined.
Finally the best example – I can’t even recognise where this was taken, just sunlight off a road somewhere and, well much more impressively abstract that whatever I’d thought of!
As always these shots are taken for the book cover market, and all comments, critiques and questions are welcome.
Thanks for looking – hope you like them and they give you some creative ideas for your photography.
Love that Plastic. You’re right, that one can be particularly unpredictable but the results….pure fairy dust…I like that…
I’m actually planning a “Plastic” post soon….took mine to the gardens right when I got it…
Thanks Johnny – it’s almost like using film! A la Forest Gump, you never know what you’re going to get, but sometimes it’s a very nice surprise….
I love that second image, it’s quite soft and spectral.
Thanks Melaine – the plastic lens is in a league of it’s own for these types of shots
Great, those last two are indictative of how important what is left out of the image, less is more – it must become my mantra! Less is more, less is more, less …….. A challenge for a documentary photographer!
Hello Lesley – it’s really difficult not to fill the frame with the subject! I still lapse back sometimes and have to remind myself.