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A Host of Blurred Daffodils


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A Host of Blurred Daffodils

24 Mar 2014 4:08PM   Views : 442 Unique : 331

I have been doing books all day, so, feeling slightly numb from endless figures, I decided some fresh air had been earned. I wandered down to Dam House, taking the Pentax Q and my new 07 Mount Shield Lens. No focusing, only the centre anywhere near sharp, only in focus between 1 foot and 6 feet. I am hoping that this will cause a relaxation of the quest for sharpness and precision and release some more creativity. I know it's possible to add soft focus filters, but when I tested this lens for ePHOTOzine I realised that here we had a different sort of effect. This is the world of Holga and Toy lenses, but with a character all of its own.

My favourites from this first foray into the wilds of Astley look like this:








Do please let me know what you think. One thing is for sure, it's much better than smearing filters with Vaseline. I only tried that once, never again, couldn't get rid of the stuff!

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gartmore Avatar
27 Mar 2014 12:04AM
Well mine arrived today and as a welcome break to stripping 126 years of paint and varnish from our back door I had a quick play with it and decided I like it very much. 07s at dawn, Mr Riley?
johnriley1uk Avatar
27 Mar 2014 8:19AM
Dawn seems very early, but the best pictures could well be shot at dawn.....Smile

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