Mastering the combination of appropriate aperture, manual focus, and correct tilt of the Lensbaby has been a challenge to say the least. To create this still life, I had some seemingly simple goals. I wanted window light, soft focus on the window and edges of the photo, and, most importantly, the face of the little girl figurine/vase to be in focus. It was the last goal that was, of course, the most difficult. Out of the 31 photos I snapped, two had good focus on the face. This actually represents improvement to me!
I wasn’t thinking I would use the Lensbaby on still life, but now I see that I like the effect- and that, with lots of patience, I can create the correct focus and the amount of blur I want. Yay! In fact, still life is probably what I SHOULD be practicing on, because it is, well, STILL!
This was taken with the Sweet 35 optic at f/4. Textured with painterly and chill by Kim Klassen.
For Be Still- 52. Week 30 (a fresh start for 2015) and Texture Tuesday