So, I forgot to take my camera battery with me today, leaving me with just my phone camera. I’ve only ever used it for snap shots, so didn’t really know how it performed. It’s fine out wide. As soon as you focus up close you find it’s all digital zoom. Very disappointing as I wanted to do some macro photography. Even more disappointing was that the macro shots I did take looked good on the screen, but crap when I put them on the computer. I guess you win some, you lose some.
Captures Of The Day (16/5/19)
I spent a very nice hour and a half at Lake Community Gardens today. Had a mooch with the camera and got some shots I’m happy with.
Captures of the Day (6/5/19)
Today’s captures, again all taken with Lensbaby Composer and Edge 35 Optic, with a 12mm Extension Tube thrown into the mix in places.
Captures Of The Day (2/5/19)
Today’s photos, from my Grandparent’s garden. All taken with a Lensbaby Composer and Edge 35 Optic.
Captures Of The Day (29/4/19)
All these shots were again taken with a Lensbaby Composer, with the Edge 35 Optic.
Captures of the day (27/4/19)
So today is very much a flower day. Now that spring has finally sprung, there’s so much around to photograph. Our dog is slowly learning to wait for me when taking photos, though if he sees a leaf on the wind, there’s no guarantee I will get the shot I’m after!
I’m still shooting with the Edge 35 Optic, and I’m still enjoying it.
The dappled light was hitting the rosemary just right.
I was trying to choose between this shot of the Azalea and the one above… then I realised, I don’t have to!
Captures of the day (23/4/19)
These are a few shots taken today, at or near Lake Community Gardens.
Again, I’ve been using the Edge 35 Optic in a Lensbaby Composer, with mixed success.
The software I use for managing and editing photos is called Exposure X4.5. I’m still tied into lightroom for my past photos, but I prefer Exposure for it’s ease of use and power. I also use GIMP or Photoshop when the need arises.
Messing around with the Edge 35 Optic
I’ve had the Lensbaby Edge 35 Optic for about a week now. It’s a bit of a beast, in that I have to really work to learn how to use it. I’m used to slapping a new optic into my Lensbaby Composer and being ready to go with a shallow learning curve. Not so with the Edge 35.
What is interesting is that the optic works very well as a prime lense. When the composer is straight ahead, it’s like shooting with a nice, crisp 35mm lense.
It’s a bit difficult to get a good slice with extension tubes, but I intend to keep experimenting!