Some More from the Plastic Lensbaby (and a few infrareds)

It’s been an odd week this week – been organising print sales through a local art gallery, so there’s not been much time for taking photos. These are a few from the limited opportunities where time and the weather allowed, using the plastic lens/Lensbaby Composer on a Canon 60D (my current favourite combo). The infrareds are taken on a Sony RX100.

The poppies are out in Dorset – having driven and walked around to find some, this was growing next to the car park!

This one’s a bit of an abstract – no aperture disk for this (so at f2) and long grasses blowing on the downland, post-processed and toned. The flowing blur near the horizon was unexpected…

This one (continuing the floral/grasses theme) has some nice depth even if it’s an odd composition. F4 aperture disk, post processed and toned in DXO Filmpack.


And now for the inevitable infra reds – this one is Horton Tower. It looks spooky but it was built in the 18th century so the local landowner could keep an eye on the progress of the fox hunts around the landscape after he became to old to ride with them.

And finally a barbed wire/aged fence post. I think the RX100 is just going to be used for infrared at this rate!


Thanks for looking – hope you like them, and have a good weekend!


6 thoughts on “Some More from the Plastic Lensbaby (and a few infrareds)

    • Thanks Karen – that really was just a mundane subject but the Lensbaby did it’s normal magic and produced something unusual! I’m really enjoying rediscovering this lens.

    • Hi Andrew,

      You just need an R72 filter – mine’s a 58mm Hoya made one. It will cover the whole front of the lens when held over it. This is almost opaque but at ISO 800 at the Sony’s widest 28mm setting at f1.8 with +1.3 exposure you can just about get 1/25th of a second and take hand held shots. It’s also handy to use RAW and the B/W preset and tweak in the Sony RAW software. Just make sure it’s held centrally and the edge of the filter isn’t in the shot and it works very well.

      Having messed about with converted IR cameras in the past, this is really useful as switch back to ‘normal’ settings and it’s a conventional camera again.

      Hope this is useful!


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