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Warehouse Door and Lamp. Single Glass Optic f/4, Lensbaby Composer.

It's hard to describe the sheer variety of looks you can get with the Lensbaby Composer. You've got the variable sweet-spot, different apertures to play with, and the ace-in-the-hole, the Optic Swap System.

Quite simply, you can change the glass inside your Lensbaby Composer lens. Today I've moved onto the Single Glass Optic, as used in the original Lensbabies - not as sharp as the Double Glass Optic, and less blurred than the Plastic Optic.

So, with the Composer on the front of my Canon Eos 350d / Digital Rebel XT, I headed off to see what I could see!

Victorian Street-Light Detail. Single Glass Optic f/4, Lensbaby Composer.

I've chosen to process my images through to Black and White with Nik's Silver Efex Pro. It's not that I don't like shooting in colour, the reverse is true, but that (as happens too often in Gosport) the light was very grey today. Overcast skies can make everything look drab, and I think that a b&w conversion can lift the images a little.

AA Gun, Exlosion Museum. Single Glass Optic f/4, Lensbaby Composer.

The Lensbaby Single Glass Optic, used here at f/4, sits in a nice place between the Double Glass and the Plastic Optic. The images have an overall softness that isn't distracting, and the transition to from sharp to blurred is quite subtle.

Forton Lake, View Toward Tower. Single Glass Optic f/4, Lensbaby Composer.

I took these shots in and around the Explosion! Museum in Gosport, Hants, UK, and by Forton Lake. I have a thing for bricks, and I definitely like to have the Spinnaker Tower in at least one photograph from a set!

Cheers, Rob.

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