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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

52 weeks: Week 40 wrapup

Time for Class
© 2010 Simon Hucko

I finally bit the bullet and used some of my birthday money to get a Lensbaby. I have a review coming soon, so I won't talk too much about it here. Suffice to say, those things are super fun to play with. I went exploring with it the day it arrived, and came up with some good stuff. This shot really takes advantage of the Lensbaby blur to focus in on the subject. The black and white should come as no surprise to anyone. Keep an eye on my photostream this week for some more shots, and on the blog here for the review.

My pick this week is "angles" by irv_b:


Great abstract image here. I like the curve set against all the hard lines and angles, it makes for an interesting composition and keeps my eye bouncing around the frame. Nice find, and well captured.

No theme this week. I may be discontinuing these wrap up posts here and on the flickr group unless people start submitting more, as it makes no sense for me to make a "pick" out of the one or two submissions for the week. If you want to see this continue, submit an image. If not, we can part ways on this project. It's in your hands, guys.


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  1. Love the composition of your shot, but I must be the only person in the world that doesn't care for the LensBaby effect...

    Love the featured shot too. Looks like something Frank Gehry might have designed.

  2. @ Kristan - I have sort of a love/hate relationship with them. On the one hand, they're very freeing and using one is a real joy. On the other hand, all the images taken with them start to look the same.

    Like all other photo effects (HDR, selective color, fisheye, cross processing, etc), sparing and subject-motivated use is the best policy. And hey, if you don't like it, that's fine. Part of the fun of creating art ;)