Warehouse Door and Lamp. Single Glass Optic f/4, Lensbaby Composer., originally uploaded by scalespeeder.
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!
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.
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.
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!