Four images here – all taken on the chalk downland where I’ve been doing a lot of walking lately. All taken with a Plastic Lensbaby on a Canon 60D in very nice weather.
Focussing on the LCD using ‘focus magnify’ is pretty much essential with these lenses – the viewfinder is more or less useless for nailing perfect focus. This is mainly because the zone of focus for the plastic is very vague with no aperture disk installed. The 1/8000th of a second shutter speed of the 80D is very useful at max aperture in bright sunlight.
This first one really shows off why I really like the plastic lens and make images taken with it unlike any others.
Next a more conventional ‘soft’ image of some railings – pretty simple but good nonetheless.
Third one is door metalwork on a medieval church door – that tone as it blurs to darkness is lovely.
Finally one featuring some grasses with a distant house adding something to the image – just blurred enough to be recognisable, not sharp enough to be to obvious – perfect!
Hope you like them – all shot for the book cover market. Thanks for looking.