Saturday, November 19, 2016

Bowl Of Wooden Fruit


I noticed the fruit in the warm afternoon sun at the window. Made several images and wasn't quite happy. Went back and photographed two more images - no, that didn't solve the issue. Back upstairs a third time, sun fading a bit but managed a third image after moving the two bananas from the background. Cropped the sides after a bit of thinking, did a slight blur on the bowl in the bottom edge, desaturated the colour a tad and now I'm pleased with the result. Shot of course with the Velvet 56.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Rose Bush


We'd just come back from walking the dog and notice the late afternoon light on the Rose Bush.

Sunday, October 16, 2016




The first shot, before I remembered to turn down the ISO from 6400 - but as it happens, I quite like the effect. Unlike the previous shots that were monochrome with a tint added, this is original colour, left a tad cool, but colour none the less.

Saturday, October 15, 2016


A bit more editing - darker along the bottom on the right, a tad more local contrast in the spouts, and just a whisp of raising highlights in the same area. Oh yes, and a tad more toning.

Kettles


More with the Velvet 56 - I'm really liking this lens - especially if there are specular highlights that can be flared - in this case stainless kettles in an industrial kitchen.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Death Valley Floor



Found on the ground in a mostly deserted town in Death Valley. Shot on a Phase One that was part of the workshop.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Garden In Snow




First Snowfall



Soft light, flare prone Velvet 56 lens, Sunflower in snow.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Lensbaby Velvet 56 - Cotoneaster


I'd never been fully satisfied with the Lensbaby Composer, except in one situation - where I used it for close work with an extension tube - this eliminated the distorted edges and came closer to the dreamy look I wanted. Recently though, I was made aware of the Velvet 56 and it seemed to have several characteristics I was looking for - the right look and the ability to do close work without adding extension tubes. This shot was made in our back yard.

Discovery WIldlife Park


As close as I'll ever get to a safari and a very pleasant experience, Bring you chain link fence filter. This was shot while it was still foggy, the fence close enough and the lion far enough for the fence to blur out, 300 mm. f5.6 on the Pentax 645Z, oh yes, and ISO 6400.