Thursday, July 5, 2012

Lensbaby, baby!


We are pretty much an Amazon Wish List family and rely heavily on it when one or another gift-giving opportunity arises.  So just for the heck of it, I put a Lensbaby on my Amazon Wish List.  Still it was a complete surprise when I opened my birthday gift from Greg this year and there it was.
 
In case you have never heard of the Lensbaby, it is a creative tool that mounts directly onto your SLR and allows you to tilt the lens for imaginative effects.  It would take too long here to try to explain why and how this works and I’m not sure I could do it anyhow.  If you click on the yellow Lensbaby above, it will take you to their website that can tell you more.  But I think it will be great fun messing around with this lens.

Today I am going to post a few photos I took with the Lensbaby.  The pictures of the bowl of marbles are not what I was expecting at all.  I was going to delete the whole batch but when I looked at them closer, I liked the shapes of the light reflecting off of the marbles so I decided to keep them and to do a few abstracts.  




The daylily and daisy pics give a better idea of what kind of focus can be done with the Lensbaby.  They are both pretty crummy pictures though.  I am going to keep practicing until I get it to do what I want it to do.




And here is a self-portrait I took using it.  I like that it is a bit blurry around the edges because most of the time, that’s how I feel. 




18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really like the selfie!!! waving hello. :)

my friend in Wis has a lensbaby. she likes it a lot.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

My eyes hurt:) Greetings from Brasov!

Lydia Martin said...

You are going to have fun..no wait, you are having fun! wonder who won the one on photo dough

Pamela Gordon said...

I have never heard of one of these lenses but it takes pretty cool pic. I like the self portrait. I do find the first two hard on the eyes though. Have fun with it.

barbara l. hale said...

It wasn't me. I was hoping it was you.

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Kim, USA said...

Hi Barbara, lensbaby is one of my wish list too. What lens you've got. I like the shots. ^_^ Thanks for the visit.

barbara l. hale said...

I got the Lensbaby Composer. Still trying to learn my way around it. Hope you get one, Kim.

Nicki said...

Believe we missed a birthday in there - Happy (belated) Birthday. You should check out Lauren Hartman's blog - a few months back she got a Lensbaby and did some pretty nice stuff with it. Enjoy your new toy.

Sandra said...

i love those daisys and YOU. i will take a look at it.

Robert Geiss said...

What an adventure. Wonderful pictures. Wishing you only happy a sight and much fun. Please have a good Friday.

heyBJK said...

Never heard of it until now, but I like the results! I'm anxious to see more photos. I like the angles and perspectives of the flowers. I'm sure you'll have fun learning what it can do!

MEcoy said...

ilove it all especially that last one

EG CameraGirl said...

I can tell I would LOVE a Lensbaby. Hmmmm.

Stratoz said...

Ahhhh, have fun with the new gadget. I have a friend who has one and enjoys what can be done with it. Enjoy!

Kerri said...

Very Cool! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Self Portrait!

Betty Manousos said...

love those artsy pictures!

i especially love your self portrait!

Deno said...

Awesome self portrait! So much character.