See in a new way
We are experiencing a very warm winter here in Maine, so my usual favorite winter subjects like frost and ice and snowy landscapes have only appeared sporadically. I’ve done a little flower photography inside, but really haven’t been shooting much and have been feeling less than inspired. When that happens, I try to see in a new way, and the easiest way to do that is to put a Lensbaby on my camera. This morning it was 50 degrees outside, with light fog, and I love shooting with that sort of light, so I grabbed my new Lensbaby Composer Pro ll and Edge 50 optic for the first time and headed out.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Edge 50, it is a selective focus optic, but instead of the typical Lensbaby sweet spot of focus, this optic, like the Edge 80, provides a slice of focus through the image. The aperture range is f/3.2 to f/22, and it can focus as close as 8 inches away from your subject.
I kept the aperture at f/3.2 for max blur, I really wanted to be able to simplify my backgrounds while walking around the yard, seeing what I could find to shoot. Here are a few samples:
It was a good morning, I am feeling more inspired and so happy to be outside shooting!
Kathleen is the juror for the upcoming exhibition, Up Close and Personal. See more of her work on her website: http://kathleenclemonsphotography.com/