I love my Lensbaby lenses, but I don't use them as much as I should. One day this past summer, I attached the Composer optic to my DSLR, a simple lenses configured on a ball and socket design and set out on my walk down to our neighborhood marina. By tilting the lens at different angles, one can choose the "sweet spot" focus with a beautiful blur surrounding this small area of relative sharpness. Below are the fruits of my labor. All photos were processed in Rad Lab with various textures from Kim Klassen and Flypaper Textures. The top photo of the marina dock is my contribution to Texture Tuesday, the Dream eDition.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Original image on left, center image (screenshot below) and final black and white image processed in
Topaz BW Effects utilizing a coffee dynamic filter, some subtle grain, a slight vignette applied, and lastly, a thin black border. Texture French Receipts Overlay and Paper Textures from Flypaper Textures.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Several years ago, I had my Canon D60 converted to Digital Infrared using a company called LIfe Pixels. On their website is a wealth of information on what cameras can be converted, filter choices, tutorials and galleries of beautiful IR photography. I was fortunate to be able to take Better Photo Class from Deborah Sandidge, an expert on Digital IR and author of Digital Infrared Photography, the definitive book on the subject.
Shown here are a few of my favorites from around the Savannah, Georgia area where I now live. If you are interested in a different kind of photography, I suggest you check out the links in the above paragraph. Digital IR photography has opened up a new world for me.
My Lovely Granddaughters
Seagulls on Wassaw Island
Palm Grove Ft. Pulaski
Burned Out Shrimp Boat-Justin Bradley