Sunday Softies

An afternoon spent in one of my favorite places….a little pocket of wildness in the heart of the city….with one of my favorite lenses….

…a hand-cut shaped aperture lends a little shimmer…

…and a spectral kind of sparkle…

 

…where the Bergamot….

…and other…

…wild things are…

 

 

Bees & Bots, and Velvet Sometimes

 

Sometimes, it is not always about focus.

 

 

Sometimes are softer than othertimes.

 

 

Sometimes, the softness opens us up to it…

 

 

…and sometimes…

 

 

…focus isn’t always…

 

 

…about focus…

 

 

(All images found using Lensbaby’s Velvet 56 lens and a Sony a700 dslr)

(Thank you for looking)

 

 

 

 

 

Phriday Photo Gallery: Soft Focus and Magpies

In case you were wondering about the dearth of words around here lately, I have been dreadfully busy of late.  

 Still writing, but I don’t have as much mental energy to devote to poetry as I did.  Not enough time for navel-gazing (which, I have discovered, is a vital part of my writing process).  So I’ll be doing a lot more photo-posts.  I have 20,000+ images on hard-drives, so it’s a lot easier for me to bang together a decent photo-post than it is to put out any writing of quality.  I guess we’re shifting more into Photo-Blog mode.  

The wife and I are embarking on the undoubtedly insane venture of opening a restaurant. More on that soon…but in the mean time…

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I have been shooting with Lensbaby Optics since 2007.  I can say without a doubt that these lenses changed the way I saw photography and got me back into shooting after many years without a camera in my hand.

I was privileged to be able to beta-test the Soft Focus Optic for the company before it was released.  They are a great company and this was a great honor for me as an amateur photographer.  These images were some of the first that I took with this optic and it is still one of my favorite lenses.

I am a Lensbaby Addict.  Actually, a founding member of LBAA….follow the link if you dare…