I was honored to be a beta tester for Lensbaby’s Sol45 lens last Spring. After a few months, I passed it along to the next tester and have been waiting patiently, well maybe not so patiently, for my lens to arrive. It came this weekend and I was out at sunrise the next day to capture images. I was struck by how a new lens can help me see things differently. Along with my +4 diopter, I explored my neighborhood and found some fun shots.
I was so pleased when I got the images back home. The texture was surprising. It really took my breath away.
Even an ordinary fern became a wonderful image with rich color and texture.
I love taking photos of sunflowers, but most of them are located in community gardens that have many distractions. Sol’s blades transformed this messy background into a lovely back drop for the flower.
And with the diopter I could get close up to the flowers.
I am looking forward to experimenting more with the Sol45 over the next few months. Stay tuned! If you want to read about another person’s experience with Lensbaby, take a look at Barbara Resch Marincel’s post on Macro Love and you can keep following the Lensbaby Blog Circle.
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