The Wedding 2 Sunrise

By mrswoolybill
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,

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 8:17AM
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 10 576 13 Wales
9 May 2013 8:40AM
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
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 8:40AM
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
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
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 8:51AM
V1 for me Moira, well spotted and capturedSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
9 May 2013 8:52AM
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

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
9 May 2013 9:11AM
Just callıng to say good mornıng from Turkey. Have a coffee on me thıs mornıng.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 9:19AM
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
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1928 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 9:23AM
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
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
9 May 2013 9:48AM
such a difference between the two versions!
#1 for me, of course Wink

"The official photographer hadn't encountered an LB before" Tongue
JawDborn Plus
6 1.1k 1 England
9 May 2013 10:01AM
An excellent demonstration of expert use of a lensbaby. This photo could prove to be expensive.....for me.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
9 May 2013 10:13AM
A little magic from the day Moira.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
9 May 2013 10:22AM
Your LB certainly gives the image more impact Moira - definitely V1 for me Wink
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 10:42AM
The lb effect for me Moira. Most definitely!
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
9 May 2013 10:48AM
Lb definitely Smile
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
9 May 2013 11:10AM
Both of these are so very beautiful there is no way I could choose a fave! PattiWinkWinkWink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
9 May 2013 11:17AM
LB rules... No problems with the composition, nicely triangular.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
9 May 2013 12:51PM
Love the LB image. I prefer the light in it too........Sandy
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 12:55PM
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.

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Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Flowers!! I never thought I'd see the day......!! Lovely ones too.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1928 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 1:33PM
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!
9 May 2013 1:38PM
Wonderful image Moira and also educational as I had never heard of a Lensbaby before and I love the effect it creates
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 May 2013 1:59PM
V2 showing the beauty of the bouquet!
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
9 May 2013 5:14PM
The LB is perfect for this shot.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
9 May 2013 5:18PM
Lovely compositions.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
9 May 2013 5:18PM
This is really a lovely photo Moira !! Stunning roses !
9 May 2013 5:45PM
Very nice treatment on V1 Moira, lovely!

John Smile
V1 works a treatWink must get into this LB stuff
gwynn56 6 87 England
9 May 2013 7:51PM
nice images , though I do prefer v2Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1928 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 8:35PM
Thanks so much folks, and particularly to Herman and Nigel. It's been a great welcome back!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 10:11PM
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.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
10 May 2013 6:22PM
Ooo...I see what you mean about the sunrays!

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

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
14 May 2013 10:59PM
Love this one a lot. Very, very nice. Think you achieved what you were trying for very well.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 May 2013 10:15AM
Wonderful use of the lensbaby Moira, one could say that you rose to the occasion
Suehh 11 39 6 England
15 May 2013 2:15PM
V1 is special
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 9:04PM
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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