Sunset at San Jose City Hall

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Sunset at San Jose City Hall RotundaAlex and I met downtown at City Hall early enough to catch any evening color, and we hoped there might be some because there were clouds on this evening. We called it right, but missed the best color. That was behind us further North. After this we passed the time taking images of the Rotunda, and Tower as the light faded, changing our angles and views while waiting for the Moon to rise.

Plus one more from my little hike earlier in the week-taken with my Lensbaby Composer Pro w/Double Glass & macro converters

Not quite ready for the vintner
I won’t be on the internet too much beginning tomorrow I’m spending a long week-end of imaging with a couple of friends. I hope you all have a great week-end!

Image at the top| Nikon D700| AF-S 24-70mmGTripod

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Unfolding

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UnfoldingI went on quick walk about in the neighborhood this morning with the Lensbaby Composer Pro and Macro converters, but didn’t stay out long because the wind picked up making it really hard to shoot the flowers.

This Bud didn’t take much post development. In ACR I used the lens correction filter, camera color settings filter, and moved it to CS6 to Nik Suite’s Viveza 2 where I applied some structure to the center of the rose and inside pedal then added a darken vignette around the edge of the image using Nik’s Color Efex Pro 4.  That’s it! Obtaining the dreamy look is just about effortless with this lens. I love that!

I also bought the Soft Focus Optic that I hope to get to play with today.

Nikon D700} LensBaby Composer Pro w/Double Glass Optic w/16mm and 8mm macro converters| f2.8| ISO 400| Hand-held

A new Adventure with a LensBaby Composer Pro

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I recently sold a lens I no longer use because I upgraded it to a better version. I put the money in the bank, then promptly

purchased a LensBaby Composer Pro with Double Glass Optic, and optional macro converter set.

There’s a bit of a learning curve, but I think I’ll get the hang of it with a little more practice.

These images are the first in what I hope will be a long love affair with this little lens.

This is my Hydrangea. I love this plant.  It’s taken a long time to get to this size. We’re having the front yard and driveway redone and I’ve been asked by every contractor if I wanted to remove it and pave over the area. I’ve replied, “No, it stays!” every time they ask.

I took this image with the LensBaby Composer with Double Glass Optic at f4

HydrangeaThis is closer look with the Double Glass Optic and 16mm and 8mm macro converters attached @f2.8

HydrangeaWhite Oleander- LensBaby Composer with Double Glass Optic and Macro Converters @ f2.8

White OleanderWhite Oleander- LensBaby Composer with Double Glass Optic and Macro Converters @ f2.8

White OleanderI am looking forward to having some free time to wander around the neighborhood looking for flowers to

photograph with the lens. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun to play with.

Nikon D700| Lexar Professional Digital Film| Hand-held