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01/05/2009 07:21:27 PM · #176
#5

While driving around familiar parts (for the upteenth time) looking for photo ops, I stopped at a small playground/park where I played as a kid. It was almost surreal, since a lot of the playground equipment has been there 37+ years; my mom has photos of me at around 2 yrs old on this stuff. As I was walking around, I couldn't help but wonder where all the years have gone. The swings looked lonely without kids and begged for a picture. Another shot that wouldn't have that "magic" that the Lensbaby provides...

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I'm also including a version without the overlay. I like both, so I guess it's a personal preference thing...

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Message edited by author 2009-01-05 20:38:28.
01/05/2009 07:26:12 PM · #177
I suppose I should post this here too (I had posted it as a reply on one of Karen's shots)
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So let's see some kitchen shots.
01/05/2009 07:33:30 PM · #178
Originally posted by Marc923:

#5

If anyone has a good B&W technique they are willing to share, please let me know. I'm open to ideas.

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Nik Silver Efex Pro. I use it with all my black and whites. Not cheap, but definitely worth it!
01/05/2009 07:49:30 PM · #179
Originally posted by Zigomar:

Btw, I'm just about to hop in this thread...


Yeah. Where the heck have you been? It's your LB shots from November that gave me this illness.
01/05/2009 08:58:04 PM · #180
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01/05/2009 09:06:18 PM · #181
The struggle continues...

LB2
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01/05/2009 09:24:51 PM · #182
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by cfarrell:

Gosh - I need to figure this lens out.

LB1
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You SQUEEZE the lens to get approximate focus: You BEND the lens to move the sweet spot where you want it. You hold those positions while pressing the shutter. I can imagine it's quite a challenge. My 3G, on the other hand, has a lock button so it will hold whatever position it's bent into, and then a small focusing ring that allows fine-tuning of the focus, and threaded rods to allow fine-tuning of the tilt. It's great for tripod work, but it's not very spontaneous.

Now, those "Composer" people got it easy; THEIR lens is on a ball-and-socket mount and sports a normal focusing collar, so it basically works just like a tiltable normal lens. Heck, I'm not even sure (just kidding) we can call what they have the "real thing"...

Jejeje™.

R.


Thanks Robert! I actually know that I have to do those things... but it's combining them together fluidly that I'm struggling with :) I keep moving my hands on the lens as I push the shutter. I'm trying though :)

Charlene
01/05/2009 10:23:09 PM · #183
Day 5:

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01/05/2009 10:28:08 PM · #184
My lensbaby arrived just before Christmas after weeks of waiting for it. After some practicing I got some nice shots and really love the light effects in nightshots. However I am struggling to gain some actual control over the behavior of the lens.
Here are 2 from end of December, I was sick and haven't really taken a lot of photos after New Year.

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01/05/2009 10:31:31 PM · #185
Originally posted by cfarrell:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by cfarrell:

Gosh - I need to figure this lens out.

LB1
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You SQUEEZE the lens to get approximate focus: You BEND the lens to move the sweet spot where you want it. You hold those positions while pressing the shutter. I can imagine it's quite a challenge. My 3G, on the other hand, has a lock button so it will hold whatever position it's bent into, and then a small focusing ring that allows fine-tuning of the focus, and threaded rods to allow fine-tuning of the tilt. It's great for tripod work, but it's not very spontaneous.

Now, those "Composer" people got it easy; THEIR lens is on a ball-and-socket mount and sports a normal focusing collar, so it basically works just like a tiltable normal lens. Heck, I'm not even sure (just kidding) we can call what they have the "real thing"...

Jejeje™.

R.


Thanks Robert! I actually know that I have to do those things... but it's combining them together fluidly that I'm struggling with :) I keep moving my hands on the lens as I push the shutter. I'm trying though :)

Charlene


Hi Charlene! Hang in there, and don't give up! I also have difficulties. Heck, out of 75 shots today, I only ended up with 5 or so that I liked. LOL
01/05/2009 10:41:42 PM · #186
Originally posted by iamwoman:

I think the additional joy comes not just from owning and exploring with this Baby - but finding like minded folk to hang out with as we explore it.

Sure it's fun on it's own - but I feel like I've stumbled upon a 'tribe' in this side challenge - a tribe that understands me, a place where I belong - GRIN!

I love how many people have expressed their joy at this thread - it's like Peace, Love & Lensbabies!
.......



LOL - that was my wish for Christmas! Love, Peace & a Lensbaby

Happy exploring!
01/06/2009 12:16:34 AM · #187
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01/06/2009 05:29:15 AM · #188
6. Fix

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01/06/2009 07:54:12 AM · #189
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01/06/2009 08:05:49 AM · #190
I'll try to catch up on commenting a bit this evening. Daunting, the work you folks are doing! I so wish I could play along, but I'll just have to live vicariously. (No word on the re-ship from Lensbaby. I'm not overly hopeful.)
01/06/2009 09:13:15 AM · #191
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day 6
01/06/2009 09:54:02 AM · #192
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01/06/2009 12:26:01 PM · #193
6 of (hopefully) 31

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01/06/2009 01:13:38 PM · #194
For Elliott...

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::: T I T A N I C :::

That's probably it for me until the weekend. Cheers!

Message edited by author 2009-01-06 15:17:15.
01/06/2009 01:22:55 PM · #195
#6

This was taken at a local cemetery...

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01/06/2009 04:23:50 PM · #196
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Off my deck...

R.
01/06/2009 06:16:46 PM · #197
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01/06/2009 06:41:02 PM · #198
Day 6
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01/06/2009 06:42:13 PM · #199
I haven't had much time for photos the last few days, so here's another from New Year's Day. I really must find time to play with lensbaby some more.
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01/06/2009 06:52:28 PM · #200
Again, folks- this is really a super group and I am enjoying these images so so much.
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