A few weeks ago i was in mid Wales for a friends birthday. As we sat around an open fire in the garden i started playing about with the Lensbaby circular fisheye lens. I tried a few hand-held shots, and also some long exposure, especially looking at the night sky.
Here’s a few samples. The orange glow is from the fire of course, and i think it works quite nicely.
Pointing the lens at the sky for a 30 second exposure. You can see the Plough constellation at the bottom. Top right is me just manageing to get in the shot. Bottom left is one of the tents as we were camping out in the garden.
The effect of light bouncing around inside the lens changes quite a lot depending on the light outside. This is another fairly long exposure and someone pointed a torch briefly at the camera giving quite a dramatic effect.
The light in this photo is very different. The torch is being carried around so lights the area opposite the fire.
Quite a nice capture of movement in this one.
Similar to the last photo, but in this one the fire sparked more and gave interesting light effects.
In some ways a lens like this is harder than you’d think to get it right, but it’s also a really fun lens to use.
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