21 / 365

21 / 365, originally uploaded by bang*.

More leaves today.
I picked up a few skeleton leaves from the art shop to play around some more with the set-up from the last few days. Today’s shots started with a similar feel to yesterdays but soon drifted off in a different direction, with me realising that by emulating infra-red film the leaf would be rendered pretty much black in a black & white print, interesting. I also shot a really lovely final piece for the collection which may well end up on flickr before it gets printed up with the others (no promises).

Shot with the lensbaby again, this time with the f8 aperture ring in, which in all honesty isn’t something i’d like to use off a tripod or in lower light as the finder gets pretty dark for focusing. I just wanted a larger “sweetspot” of focus for this and that’s the way to get one with the lensbaby.
One piece of advice for any lensbaby users, if you have the time and availability, shoot from a tripod and use live view zoomed in to nail the focus. Something I learned from using the tilt-shift lenses last year.

Well this shot closes out week three of my project, I’m really happy with some of the photographs but admit that there are some duds too. Maybe I’ll do a monthly review at the end of Jan to give a little insight, we’ll see.

New art cards and prints from this collection available soon, keep popping back for details.

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