I tried to move on to a new monthly project for August and September, I really did. But I was loving the fisheye so much I kept shooting with it!
As promised, more from my trip to California:
And on a trip to Utah State University, where I had time to wander around campus while my daughter interviewed for jobs. (She got one!)
But never fear, I promise I won’t be shooting fisheye forever. I spent the whole day yesterday starting my next creativity project, and it’s not fisheye!
It’s an unconventional lens for sure (all the Lensbabies are!) but I really enjoy my Lensbaby Circular Fisheye. In my efforts to get out and shoot more, I have decided to choose a lens and focus on that lens for a month. In July, I have been taking my CFE out at least twice a week and have learned a lot about shooting with it!
Here are some recent favorites with this lens:
I took it downtown:
And to the aquarium:
And even on a short trip to California!
I haven’t finished editing the pictures from the California trip, so I may add another post with more of those at some point.
I have learned a lot this month! Would anyone like any tips for shooting with the Lensbaby Circular Fisheye?
And finally, one of my older fisheye images made it into the Lensbaby University video on that lens!
Took my Lensbaby Twist to the Living Planet Aquarium near my house for some practice shooting. Turns out that my recent change in eyeglasses is making it really hard to manual focus, and add in fast moving animals and it was quite the challenge! I’m honestly amazed I got as many keepers as I did!
It occurs to me that I haven’t yet posted any images from the Lensbaby Twist that I have had for over a year now! It’s a fun lens that creates a swirly bokeh effect in the background. I’ve been using it for nature work:
And for a few portraits:
We’ve had plenty of April showers – and there are lots of flowers and blossoms to show for it! I spent some time shooting with my Lensbaby Velvet 56 at a local garden. The wisteria was blooming, and that’s among my favorite things to shoot! The smell, the color, the clumps of blooms hanging down – all beautiful!
Please follow the circle around to Jen Bantle!
I spent much of March sick and struggling with discouragement. It’s only in the last few days I’ve had any energy at all, and even then it was just a half hour for some local shooting. As I’m starting to return to the world of productivity, so are the trees in my yard. Enjoy my photos and then go check out what Janet Douglas has been doing with her LensBaby!
I just returned from a great trip to Yellowstone with my oldest daughter. There will be many more photos from the trip, I’m sure, but today I’m featuring some of my Lensbaby work from the trip. I took with me the Composer Pro II and the Edge 50. Sometimes playing with flare, sometimes macro, sometimes a miniature effect. All very fun!
After you’ve looked and enjoyed, please follow the circle around to Janet Douglas.
Not in the “cold hearted” sense, but in the “I nearly froze my toes while shooting those” sense. Enjoyed the cold afternoon at Liberty Park with my Lensbaby Edge 50 and Velvet 56! After seeing my photos, check out Jennifer Bantle’s work here!
My newest Lensbaby Optic is the Edge 50. From the very first shot I took with it, I have been enamored with the flare I can get with it. I think I’m addicted.
Happy New Year!
I love shooting with my Lensbaby, and once a month several of my photographer friends and I share what we’ve been working on. I took a few minutes in single digit temps (and we’re talking Fahrenheit, so well below freezing!) shooting some lovely icicles at sunset. I love the slice of focus and flare that I can get with the Edge 50!
Enjoy these images, then follow the circle around to Janet Douglas to see her lovely work!