So, I mentioned I had another new lens, besides the 85mm. My other new toy is a Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80mm Optic.
What is a lensbaby? Well, it’s a novelty lens that gives a special effect. It is sort of a distant cousin of the very pricey tilt-shift lens. The depth-of-field on this lens can be adjusted by moving the lens head up and down, or from side to side. The aperture is manual, meaning you set it on the lens, and this also affect the DOF. Here are some examples. The focus/out of focus area is due to the lens. It is not an effect created in Photoshop.
It’s pretty cool! I haven’t had a chance to use it outside much because it’s cold, and I am a wimp in the cold, but I brought it to IHOP with me and took a few shots …
This is what my Lensbaby looks like. It is not my image. I am borrowing it, lol.
Anyway, I think it’s going to be fun!