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Lensbaby Love Sweet Optic 35

Many of you know I am a big fan of the Lensbaby system.  I have the Composer and recently got the new, Sweet Optic 35.  It is the first optic in the line of Lensbaby gear that has the aperture in the optic itself that can be changed by simply rotating the optic.

I thank and blame Doug and Roxanne for my latest purchase…once I saw what this optic could do, I had to have it!  View their amazing images at http://www.dougplusrox.com 

There is nothing better than the first real voyage with a new lens or optic–unless of course, a new camera!!

University of California at Davis has a small Arboretum that runs along a little creek–there were flowers just waiting to be photographed.

These images were with the aperture at 5.6.

Field of Poppies


One of the advantages of the Composer is the ability to have part of your image in focus–The “Sweet Spot” and other areas with a bit or a lot of blur.

Sweet Spot in the Middle

Did find this to be a favorite with Poppies.  They are so rich this time of year in California…here are a few views…

No Flowers were picked!


Love the Blur!


Also fun to celebrate the abstract nature of the blur…

Abstract Pine


Couldnt resist--they were eye level!


A majestic Oak Tree..

A bit of Oak Blur

Looking forward to more shooting with this optic!

Should  probably warn you…am on the list for the new Composer Pro–so, yes more Lensbaby Joy to come!!

Happy Spring to you and yours:)


6 responses

  1. Trudy Helmlinger

    Awesome as always. I especially liked the daisies or whatever they were–the one with the one clear daisy and the others in “soft” focus.

    April 16, 2011 at 6:07 pm

  2. Trudy Helmlinger

    Did I respond to this? I think I did. Loved the daisies and also the three poppies.

    April 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm

  3. It’s always fun to play with a new camera or lens. I really like the feel of these wonderful images! Oh, those poppies are gorgeous! Looking foward to viewing more of your splendid work with your new Sweet Optic 35.

    April 19, 2011 at 12:06 am

  4. Love the poppies!

    April 19, 2011 at 12:10 am

  5. Laura, these images are so dreamy and captivating. The Sweet 35 is an amazing optic. I love the look of all of the images. The colors are crisp and richly captured. Great work!

    April 19, 2011 at 12:21 am

  6. Kerry

    You are having some fun with this…nice to see people willing to play and share some artistic arrangements. Cool

    April 19, 2011 at 3:24 am

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