Category: Photography

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As many of you know, when I was in Tasmania recently, I spent quite a bit of time taking photos with my newly converted infrared camera. It was a great way to test it out and see what would work with it and what wouldn’t. It does give images a surreal look and I really like it.
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When I used to blog a lot more, I did these posts every week and I want to start doing that again. I really want this blog to work, so I am going to start making more of an effort with it. Not sure about the form, but think I will let it grow depending on how certain things go.
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Floral Friday: Velvet series

Yesterday, I had a trip to Alowyn Gardens. I think it is one of the best places to test lenses for macro photography. Right now there are flowers everywhere. It was fantastic to see it all.

As I’ve said previously, I’m testing the Lensbaby Velvet 85 which I’ve been loaned by Lensbaby. I knew that Alowyn Gardens would be a great place to test it out. Up until now I’ve really only tried it out in my garden and the city. I loved it in the city, but I have struggled with my garden. I have to say I was really impressed with it today. I really enjoyed using it there. I liked how it was a bit easier to photograph flowers that were a bit further away.

I did take the Velvet 56 with me, and I knew if I wasn’t happy with the 85 I would swap to it, but I didn’t. I didn’t feel the need to do that. I think the Velvet 85 would be a great lens for me when it comes to the flowers.

I have two images for you now, one was taken with 56 and the other with the 85.

 

 

It is, it is that time again for our weekly challenge Monochrome Madness. For those of you new to it, and would like to participate, all the details are at the end of the post. We do seem to be getting smaller and smaller as time goes by. We may have to decide if we should continue.
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