Shutter Drag #2 (Day 159)
I had so much fun dragging the shutter (aka the poor man’s Lensbaby) with my cheap point and shoot at the Dead show this past April (see Day 104) that I decided to play some more using my front yard lilies (the subject inspired by James Hill’s recent, and unfortunate, camera focus issues). There's lots of grain due to the higher ISO as it was getting dark (in other words, best viewed small whilst squinting and shaking your head vigorously side to side).
For those who don’t know what a Lensbaby is, essentially it is a simple lens that allows the user to move it off axis from the camera through a pivot between the front element and the camera mount. This allows one to focus on a specific object (which remains fairly sharp) while the rest of the image is out of focus.
To see some great examples of what it can help create, visit Melissa O’Shaughnessy’s gallery (hope you don't mind Melissa) here.
For an alternate take where I zoomed instead of spun, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (sorry, nodded off there for a second; I am tired. I was up at 4:30 this morning and on my way into work to deal with a production issue with my new financial system).
Anyway, for an alternate take where I zoomed instead of spun, please visit my alternate shot of the day, which is equally dizzying, click here.
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