Monday, August 17, 2009

Time to get back to the Lensbaby

I still struggle with that lens, to get something sharply in focus but enough distortion and blur around the edges to make it interesting. It helps when the subject doesn't move around a lot. This succulent was shot with the latest Composer Lensbaby but I am not sure it is any easier than my older 3G. I think I used a +4 macro attachment.... I was switching back and forth between my Lensbaby with and without macro filters, and my 60mm macro lens with and without close-up filters and didn't take notes.

Nikon D200, Lensbaby Composer with f4 aperture ring and +4 macro filter, at 1/640th, ISO 100, cloudy whitebalance

Post processing: increased exposure and blacks in ACR, in Photoshop cloned away spots, ran Punch Drunk action from Kubota, the high pass filter in Overlay mode.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the use of the selective focus, but I wished that either the colors were different hues or there was a little more light on your subject (relative to the background). As it is, the subject and the background blend a little too much for me.

    Nice job using that one kind of lens for what it should be used for.