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Another portrait using the lensbaby. Critique welcomed.
Its really rather lovely....the effect has been used as the Lensbaby SHOULD be used....sympathetically and flatteringly. My ONLY gripe (and by gum its tiny as who the hell am I to complain!) is the left eye is in part of the soft focus range of the lens. I would be more happy with both eyes in focus and the effect remain the same on the rest of the image, but jeez....its really, really not a distraction or detrimental to the image.....this is fantasic.....
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Thanks John. This was with the f4 aperture ring in. F2.8 is almost impossible to wield, and going to f5.6 reduces the Lensbaby effect too much. F4 is still hard to control though - seeing the point of focus on the back of the camera is pretty much impossible, and I don't like shooting tethered. With this particular shot using f4, to get both eyes in focus I had to focus on the bridge of Rob's nose; this put both eyes sort-of sharp, but the shot looked imbalanced. I preferred this one as the focus on the far eye accentuated the pull of the lensbaby and pulled the viewer's eye over to that eye.
Thanks for the explanation Geraint, completely see and understand what you mean. Appreciated!
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