For quite some time I’ve been wanting to do some new work. There is always some apprehension when you start something new and a lot of procrastination can occur before hand. That has certainly been the case for me.
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.
More trees on rocks from my time in Tasmania. This is also from Binalong Bay and was taken on the same morning as the other image I took of the first tree on a rock. So many trees and so many rocks. I don’t usually photograph trees, but there have been so many recently.
Since getting back from Tasmania it has been busy, though not in the ways I thought it would be. I have started realising that while writing is good, I need to promote myself more, so I’ve been looking into ways to do that. So today I thought we might go through some things that I want to promote.
Earlier this week a parcel arrived and in it was a new lens that Lensbaby have loaned to me, the Velvet 85. It is part of the Velvet series. I’ve been using the Velvet 56 for over a year now, so when they asked me if I would like to try it and review it, I jumped at the chance. I love the Velvet 56 and have loved using it for macro photography, so I was curious to see what the 85 would be like.
It has been almost a week since I got back from Tasmania and I have landed back in Victoria running. I’m trying to finish a photography job I have for the local council and I’m doing an online course to help work out how to use Facebook. If you already follow me on there you might have noticed I’m posting more and sharing more. I want to build it up, and here as well, so I’m going to offer some new things.