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The morning of the wedding day. This is Sarah's bouquet. She is fond of the Lensbaby, I intended to use it more than I actually did but was pleased with this one. I wanted to create the effect of a floral sunrise, the rose with radial blur rising like sunrays.
The official photographer hadn't encountered an LB before and had fun playing with it when not otherwise engaged.
V2 is a more conventional shot taken with my 50mm f1.8.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Lensbaby Composer
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 May 2013 - 11:01 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Haruspicy...
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Wedding 2 Sunrise
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:9 May 2013 - 8:14 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Photo journalism, Wedding / social
Votes:57
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 8:17 AM

I am a lensbaby convert ...
when I get some spare cash .. it is at the top of the shopping list
This wonderful image does it all for me

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6520 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 8:40 AM

The effect in V1 with the lensbaby is amazing Bill, I have one to try out from my local camera shop but not had time to use it yet. - gary

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1680 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom75 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 8:40 AM

Both versions are great images but V1 is amazing; I really like the radial blur effect.I am unfamiliar with the term LB and would be interested to know what it is.
Regards Nigel

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JohnChambersPhotography

Well spotted Moira, not just for the comp but for the potential within the shot, to get the shot takes creative skill this has it all very well done, not an easy lens to work with but this gets no better than this v1 for me all day

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 8:51 AM

V1 for me Moira, well spotted and capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 8:52 AM

Aye Moira V1 for its creativity . Hope you didn't spend the whole day chatting up the official photographer !!! That just wouldn't do lol Wink

Rod

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 9:11 AM

Just callıng to say good mornıng from Turkey. Have a coffee on me thıs mornıng.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 9:19 AM

At last, at last - so she had pink SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
I'm going for v2 here Moira.
Although the lb effect in v1 is brilliant at making a focus of one flower, it seems very bottom heavy to have the bigger rose, central and bottom as the focus - that may just be my way of looking at it.
Now for the dress please SmileSmileSmileSmile
Helen

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7404 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom987 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 9:23 AM

Thanks everyone. I am still working all hours of the day on the pictures, it will be a few days before I am back properly here.
I'm glad that V1 finds favour - I'll explain a particular reason for that in due course.

Quote: Hope you didn't spend the whole day chatting up the official photographer !!! That just wouldn't do lol

Well not only had he never encountered a Lensbaby before but he's a Canon man and unfamiliar with the ways of Nikon. So he messed up all my settings... But I'm very forgiving.
I shall send Nigel full details of the LB in dues course!
Helen, you'll have to wait a few days yet, this is going to be a long haul... Wink
Cheers,
Moira

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
9 May 2013 - 9:48 AM

such a difference between the two versions!
#1 for me, of course Wink

"The official photographer hadn't encountered an LB before" Tongue

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JawDborn
JawDborn e2 Member 2728 forum postsJawDborn vcard England
9 May 2013 - 10:01 AM

An excellent demonstration of expert use of a lensbaby. This photo could prove to be expensive.....for me.

Jack

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 10:13 AM

A little magic from the day Moira.
Ron.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 10:22 AM

Your LB certainly gives the image more impact Moira - definitely V1 for me Wink
Trev Smile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 10:42 AM

The lb effect for me Moira. Most definitely!
Ann

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104009 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

Lb definitely Smile

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 11:10 AM

Both of these are so very beautiful there is no way I could choose a fave! PattiWinkWinkWink

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 11:17 AM

LB rules... No problems with the composition, nicely triangular.

Dave

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Daisymaye
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9 May 2013 - 12:51 PM

Love the LB image. I prefer the light in it too........Sandy

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33056 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 12:55 PM

The choice of Lensbaby certainly gives you the look which you wanted Moira. Which for those who have not got a Lensbaby could have also been achieved using the 'Fast Zoom Technique', one which I am sure you are familiar with, and one which is great fun, although can sometimes cause damage to the cogs in your lens.

digital-photography-school.com/using-the-z -

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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flowerpower59
flowerpower59 e2 Member 1flowerpower59 vcard United Kingdom
9 May 2013 - 1:04 PM

Flowers!! I never thought I'd see the day......!! Lovely ones too.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7404 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom987 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 1:33 PM

Thanks everyone, I'm back here briefly - we are now in the midst of trying to get The Dress cleaned. All those fine managerial brains involved in the wedding and nobody thought about what would happen to Sarah's finery afterwards...
Nathan, I'm aware of fast zoom technique, but it ain't the same effect. Nothing else bends like the Baby.

Quote: Flowers!! I never thought I'd see the day......!!

Fiona, I actually do the local Northumbria in Bloom portfolio!
Moira

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mauriceegan
9 May 2013 - 1:38 PM

Wonderful image Moira and also educational as I had never heard of a Lensbaby before and I love the effect it creates
Maurice

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 1:59 PM

V2 showing the beauty of the bouquet!

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 5:14 PM

The LB is perfect for this shot.
-=\Walter

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Brilane
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9 May 2013 - 5:18 PM

Lovely compositions.
Brian

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
9 May 2013 - 5:18 PM

This is really a lovely photo Moira !! Stunning roses !

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 5:45 PM

Very nice treatment on V1 Moira, lovely!

John Smile

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Michaela_Solway
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9 May 2013 - 7:14 PM

V1 works a treatWink must get into this LB stuff

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gwynn56
gwynn56  260 forum posts England
9 May 2013 - 7:51 PM

nice images , though I do prefer v2Smile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7404 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom987 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 8:35 PM

Thanks so much folks, and particularly to Herman and Nigel. It's been a great welcome back!
Moira

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pamelajean Critique Team 8754 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1587 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2013 - 10:11 PM

So glad to see you back, Moira, you must both be exhausted.
I'm going to be different, I prefer V2, but then I am a bit of a dinosaur.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2013 - 6:22 PM

Ooo...I see what you mean about the sunrays!

But definitely V2 for me, Moira. Gosh...that is one pretty bouquet. Well jealous Grin

Andrew

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User_Removed
12 May 2013 - 3:56 PM

Both versions are absolutely lovely, i find it hard to choose !!. I just keep going backwards and forwards between them. The Lensbaby one is striking.............p. Grin

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JhnFord
JhnFord  2 Canada
14 May 2013 - 10:59 PM

Love this one a lot. Very, very nice. Think you achieved what you were trying for very well.

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Glostopcat
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15 May 2013 - 10:15 AM

Wonderful use of the lensbaby Moira, one could say that you rose to the occasion

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15 May 2013 - 2:15 PM

V1 is special

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2013 - 9:04 PM

Sorry I missed it pleased to find it in colour a d this would be my choice on this occasionWink the colours are gorgeous

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