Out the Window Day 73
Lone Tree Day 74
Summer Views Day 75
Macro Veins Day 76
Sunshine Day 77
Jessie Girl Day 78
Floral Wallpaper Day 79
Early Blossoms Day 80
Crossing Intersection Day 81
Ahead of Time Day 82
Cropped Color Day 83
Couple In Love Day 84
Mid-Day Sun Day 85
Harris Ranch Dusk Day 86
Palm Lane Day 87
E-Ticket Ride Day 88
Harbor Pano Day 90
Top Shelf Day 92
Childhood Memories Day 93
Spot of Sun Day 94
Fisheye Fun Day 95
Spirit Tree Day 96
Burst of Color Day 97
Breezy Blur Day 98
Monkey See Monkey Do Day 99
Lady Bathing Day 100
The best part of our 100 Days of Summer with my Lensbaby…the talented women who let me join them and of course–enjoying the world with my Lensbaby lenses and optics!
To celebrate our completion, we will have a Lensbaby Circle from one blog post to another. When we “go live” I will happily share the first person, so you can really see our summer across the globe with Lensbaby. Thank you to Ana Marie Rosenberg for her coordination of our project! See her amazing talent here: http://anarosenberg.net/…/100-day-of-summer-with-lensbaby
Thought it would be easy to select a few of my favorite images that were part of the 100 Days of Summer celebrating my love and passion for all things Lensbaby. Not as easy as I imagined, but here are a few that made my first favorite bunch. If I had to guess, I would see updates to this post for sure!
This is a tree in the parking lot of the church I attended while growing up near Pasadena, CA. (San Gabriel, Church of Our Savior) My parents, the Twining’s met one another at this church…ironically, my Aunt Carol (Dad’s sister) and my Godmother (Mother’s BFF) had been telling each of my parents they needed to meet a “friend” of theirs. Nah, they met one another without that awkward blind date kinda thing. Small world since Mother was born and raised in Lahaina, Maui and Dad predominantly on the East Coast. Gonna have to go with “some things are just meant to be.”
My Mother was recently sharing their story and I never knew that my Dad fell asleep in the movie on their second date. Mother said, “Well, I will never see him again…” Nope, she was wrong on that account as he told her how he felt on date 3.” He proposed at 6 weeks and they were married over 50 years.
I was fortunate to be able to attend my nephew Matt’s wedding to Hali. Many advantages to having the newest DSLR lens, Velvet 56 on my Nikon, especially the 1.6 aperture. I watched the candle melt during the reception and when I could clearly see a woman bathing–snap and a sentimental memory of a magical day and evening.
If anyone were to describe me as one who shoots flowers, I would have disagreed before the 100 images for Summer…yes, most were flowers and close to home. Many were actually in parking lots of the various doctor locations I visit for treating my back and neck injury. Once I switched to focusing on the “Lensbaby Love” and had lighter lens/optics on my camera it was easy to find subjects to share.
Tulip via Velvet 56
Partial Petals via Velvet 56
Secret Garden via Velvet 56
Some non blooming sights…
Crossing the Line
Sharing the Beauty
Out the Window
And the most visited location…my neighbor 3 doors away with a magical yard…
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Next in Line
Dehazed Daisy Pops
Jessie Girl Attentive
Spreading the Lensbaby Love during the summer…one day at a time!
The talented and creative ladies with the LB100DaysofSummer:
Thank you Ana, Pauline, Nicola, Sonia, Kelly, and Justyna for allowing me to join you with an “amazing” 100 Days of Summer.
To continue with our closing circle of 100 Days of Summer with Lensbaby, visit the very talented Kelly Jacobi, just click on the link below!
Kelly – Kelly Jacobi Photography
Special thanks to Lensbaby for creating such fun (and addictive) lenses and optics! The folks I have had the pleasure to meet in real life as well as those with email or social media, you guys totally rock and are appreciated much!
As most of you know, I am dealing with a back and neck injury. Difficulty with carrying weight and DSLR and gear do not mix well. My current lens of choice, anything Lensbaby. Muse with Double Glass Optic, for those fellow Lensbaby fans is a blast with my Nikon D800E and has been on it for weeks!
About a year ago at the annual Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk, I saw a weird box of a camera…I wish I could remember the name of our walk leader, as the camera was his, he was kind and shared it with others.
It is best known as a camera you can set the focus point after you take an image. Can also have multiple versions via focus from one image.
The only downside for me is the lack of processing in other programs than the very limited “Lytro Filters”. I can use the images anywhere and share on Facebook with ease, but can not send image to say, Lightroom 5 and then post in Facebook and be able to focus after the fact. I lose that capacity. My photographer persona is having a tough time with this. On the good side, it forces me to be really selective in my shooting and what image I get to start with. Slow down and really take in the scene. Good time to reflect and learn better habits–that is a win-win.
Another manner to share images outside of the Lytro Program is by copying the embedded code for the image. For my techie friends, you know circles and circles of knowledge, this will be my first attempt at copying and pasting a code…
A month or so, I was in the Bay Area and joined up with a fellow Nikon shooter, Ben Tang. We went to Berkeley Marina and I had time to bring out my Lytro. Just sitting and looking at the boats bobbing in the water.
These are the first Lytro images I printed and I love the results…only used the Lytro filters and was quite surprised at the end products.
Film Noir Effect
In order for the focusing after option, you need to make certain you are shooting with that setting. Easy to know–blue line around your image. Another plus is having a distinct foreground, middle, and background. If just 2 points–that can still work.
This is from a local park along the American River. Click on the plant/flower and watch the morphing image…click on the background for change in view. The second image is not one I would have shared, aside from the transformation of the changing focus…but grew to like it!
Along the American River
Eye of the Beholder
I did the Old way of copy, cut, and paste…then noticed an icon that I could click and choices were Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Embed.
Awesome and easy!! (OMG, easy to do!!)
This is with the “glass” filter–reminds me of ice. In actuality, this image was a tree in a parking lot where I had an appointment. Arrive early and take pics!
As of today…can get Lytro on many websites, including Lytro.com and Target (only place for pink color) Best Buy, Apple Stores, and a few more spots. Search for prices. I got the 750 image for 100 less than advertised. (Amazon has since changed the price…) Happy shopping and shooting!