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Jackson Creek

Posted by john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 10 January 2009 in Landscape & Rural.

My first attempt with a LensBaby. Shot with a Composer on a Nikon D80.

Nikon D80 1/60 second ISO 200

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Jean-François from LES ISSAMBRES, France

superbe effet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 Jan 2009 5:42am

NarB from Bruxelles, Belgium

Lovely tones and lighting , I like your DoF.

10 Jan 2009 7:56am

Yellowbear from Droitwich, United Kingdom

I am not fond of the lensbaby and I don't think it really adds anything to this

10 Jan 2009 10:33am

@Yellowbear: Bill, I think that it is more effective with macros.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Un bel effet comme dans un rêve!

10 Jan 2009 10:59am

valenttin from Navodari, Romania

interessing effect. but not on my taste. and i saw the prices for lensbaby...

10 Jan 2009 12:35pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Fabulous colors! I love this scene, but I'm with Yellowbear - I'm not a big fan of a lensbaby. I always feel a bit off kilter or dizzy when I view an image shot with one. Weird, eh? ;)

10 Jan 2009 2:22pm

k@ from Paris, France

The picture itself, with its beautiful colors and set is enough for me - love the tones* After that, it's a matter of taste and if you enjoy that lense, it's a good thing for you to allow you this pleasure, my friend ! Our pleasure first ! :)

10 Jan 2009 3:04pm

@k@: As I mentioned to Bill, I will probably limit the usage of this lens to close-ups and macros.

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

There is definitely an outbreak of lensbaby's in the last few weeks and I am insanely jealous! Ha ha

I can see both points of view and I think you are right Jack, in that they work more consistently, though not exclusively, better with macro shots. But hey, experimentation is the spice of life as they say.

10 Jan 2009 3:12pm

Manuel from Spain

Its a good efect !! In this photo the efect of this kind of lens is suitable because force your sight to the background where the forest is in of focus an produce and good deepness efect. Bravo !!!

10 Jan 2009 3:24pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

Lovely image. This looks like Oregon. The lensbaby effect here doesn't really differ from the photos I look with my Brownie Hawkeye.

10 Jan 2009 5:37pm

@Suzanne: The main difference in a non-close-up shot between a Brownie and the LensBaby is the control of the blur that you have with a LensBaby. Part of the problem with this shot is not the LensBaby but the photographer; if I had been more proficient, I think that it would have come out much better (for one thing, I would have had the bridge in focus).

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

It does take a bit of getting used to - I just got mine right before Christmas. I love it and am having a lot of fun with it. I think using a different aperture that gives you a smaller blur area might work better with landscape/distance shots, but I'm learning one aperture at a time and sticking with the 2.8 for now. It does have some great applications and effects on the landscape shots, so keep with it - you might be surprised. Most of all, have fun!!

10 Jan 2009 6:44pm

@Toni: Thanks for your support, Toni. I probably should gotten more experience with it before posting an image. Oh well! it indeed is fun.

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Intriguing shot. But gives me the feeling of wearing the wrong glasses.

10 Jan 2009 6:45pm

@Alphons: Not unlike "Drops in the Snow."

Alivia from France

a small wooden bridge goes into the forest and mysterious blur. We prevail in the land of dreams. Bright colors and wonder. We shall cross border ..superb.

10 Jan 2009 7:50pm

Marcah from Quincy, United States

Wonderful place to be and excellent effect.

10 Jan 2009 8:00pm

Shirin Moosavi from Tehran, Iran

First of all, thank you for sharing your first attempt on your new approach to photography with us. That's brave and much appreciated!
And second; it feels good! I feel like I'm being thrown right into the woods with the speed of light, and this is thrilling!
Thanks for posting and for the journey through nature :)

10 Jan 2009 8:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The colors are quite nice. I'll have to read up on this LensBaby.

10 Jan 2009 9:33pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

I like the way the lensbaby works in this shot. Nice work.

11 Jan 2009 2:10am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Pretty cool Jack! The lensbaby gives this such a great dimension... and those colours are gorgeous!

Ok, I admit it... this toy has been on my list for awhile.. LOL!

11 Jan 2009 2:49am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

the colors are superb, I like the lensbaby effect I need to play with mine more

11 Jan 2009 4:26pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

To Expand on why I prefer this one slightly over the next shot, the controlled centre bit of focus and softness around gives a feel of the moisture and damp as you walk through a tropical forest to me, it also gives a sort of magical feel

11 Jan 2009 7:00pm

@JJ: Thanks, JJ; that helps. I think that when we use the LensBaby with a landscape shot, we are looking for a somewhat mystical touch.