Lensbaby Lights

Happy New Year!!!

I took my camera with my Lensbaby Sweet 35 down to the square last night to see what the Christmas lights looked like when shot Lensbaby-style.  Be prepared to get a little dizzy! The exploding Christmas tree look is not my favorite Lensbaby style, but it was fascinating to see what the different tilts did to the lights.

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My biggest Lensbaby challenge is removing the optics. I kept thinking I was doing it incorrectly- but no. The problem is with hand strength. My husband can remove them easily; I cannot. So I guess his photo assistant role has just grown- good thing he’s retiring! Despite this issue, I am REALLY enjoying the Lensbaby! I have played with all the optics and haven’t picked a favorite yet.  Each has its strengths and challenges. I think my favorite might be the Edge 80, except that the focal length makes it so “tight” on my crop sensor camera. I have taken a zillion photos with each optic and know I have a lot to learn. An instant hit with me though is the macro converters- I love them! Easy to use with creamy bokeh- LOVE!

Best wishes for a Happy 2015!!!

3 responses

  1. Oh wow! Picture 3 is just stunning with the focus on the columns of lights. How fun to use the lens baby on lights at night! I Love the lights on the last picture…the red looks like it is spilling down. Happy New Year Melinda!

    December 31, 2014 at 6:53 am

  2. Wow, Melinda. These are fun shots. Can’t wait to see more. I love the last shot…very organic.

    December 31, 2014 at 9:16 am

  3. How fun to see this Melinda, love all the colors from the lights and you are really doing fantastic. Funny you like the Edge 80 while that is my least favorite. I can see how hand strength would be a problem, yes good thing he is retiring. Happy New Year, stay warm.

    December 31, 2014 at 3:38 pm

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