Celeste_M

Celeste_M

Posted on 06/02/2013


Photo taken on June  1, 2013

1/400 ISO 200

OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-5



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Celeste Mookherjee


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Soft breeze

Soft breeze
Exploring a local neighborhood with my Lensbaby, I found interesting subjects at the edges of people's yards, bordering the sidewalks. In this case a palm frond swayed gently in the afternoon breeze, displaying its patterns against the colors of lobelia and impatiens below. (Olympus E-5 & Lensbaby Composer Pro/Sweet 35, f/2.8, 1/400 sec., ISO 200, afternoon sun, handheld)

Allan Gray, Jeanne, Ani Carrington, Claudia Moore and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Celeste_M
Celeste_M
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4 years ago.
Luong Pham
Luong Pham
"Camera painting", Celeste! (I always like the technique of wide apperature and slow shutter speed and let the subject slightly blurred ... even in my early days of photographing. Much later I found out that it's called "camera painting".) This is a perfect picture for such technique!
4 years ago.
Celeste_M has replied to Luong Pham
Camera painting and ICM (intentional camera movement) can be a lot of fun (also a bit unpredictable). The Lensbaby lenses can achieve similar looks without moving the camera. I was almost wide open here at f/2.8.
4 years ago.
Luong Pham has replied to Celeste_M
"...wide open here at f/2.8". Since jumping over to digital cameras (and their over-expensive accessories), I've always missed my f/1.4 lenses!!!
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Celeste_M has replied to Luong Pham
I never had f/1.4 glass even in my film days. :) If by "over-expensive accessories" you mean lenses, I suspect a lot of that is because of image stabilization (IS) built into lenses so you get to keep buying that feature over and over. I have some advantage there because IS is built into my camera body instead. I don't know if you are familiar with Lensbaby lenses, but their optics are quite different from standard lenses. They seem to deliver a softer result at f/2.8 than I've seen in images taken with standard lenses at a wider aperture.
4 years ago.
Luong Pham has replied to Celeste_M
During my celluloid days, all my bodies were around $100 apiece, nothing automated, nothing programmed ... so that I could spent my money on the lenses. That was why I still have two f/1.4 pieces of glass gathering dust in my closet! I detest the high prices for the DSLRs since all a body needs to be is just a simple black box, no more ... and the price for memory chips is falling faster than a rock in thin air.

No, I've never used the Lensbaby lenses.
4 years ago.
sasithorn_s (mostly off until November)
sasithorn_s (mostly…
Superb image! Absolutely fantastic!
4 years ago.
Celeste_M has replied to sasithorn_s (mostly…
Thank you very much, Sasithorn! I was pleased with this image when I saw it after uploading to my computer, and of course it's always nice when others agree. :)
4 years ago.
dalang55555
dalang55555
Excellent!!
4 years ago.
Celeste_M has replied to dalang55555
Thank you, glad you like it!
4 years ago.
Colin
Colin
This technique has produced a wonderful softness , love the complimentry colours too , this works very well indeed , and compliments on the experimenting
4 years ago.
Celeste_M has replied to Colin
I was very attracted to the mix of colors, and experimenting with the Lensbaby is always fun. Thanks, Colin!
4 years ago.
20Bunyip10
20Bunyip10
I really enjoy the mix of colors in this image, maybe I should think about a lens baby again, I had bought one a few years ago but didn't really like it, I think they have improved a great deal these days.
4 years ago.
Celeste_M has replied to 20Bunyip10
The colors caused me to go for this image, and it seems many people like them. As for Lensbaby, I never could get too excited about the ones with the aperture disks you had to change. The Sweet 35 has a normal aperture dial, which is much easier.
4 years ago.
Dominique Authier
Dominique Authier
Le rendu est agréable avec ces douces couleurs.
4 years ago.
Celeste_M has replied to Dominique Authier
Thank you, Dominique! The colors caught my eye right away.
4 years ago.
Ani Carrington
Ani Carrington
Beautiful swaying movement!
4 years ago.
Celeste_M has replied to Ani Carrington
Thank you, Ani! I'm so glad you can feel the motion.
4 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Brilliant ++++++++++++++++ Well done Celeste Hugs Tess.
4 years ago.
Celeste_M has replied to Tess Mc Kenna
Thank you, Tess! Good to see you here. :)
4 years ago.
Lifeboat1721 (Ian)
Lifeboat1721 (Ian)
Great work Celeste..
4 years ago.
Celeste_M has replied to Lifeboat1721 (Ian)
Thanks very much, Ian!
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Love the softness here and the colours are a joy.
4 years ago.
Celeste_M has replied to Dave Hilditch
The colors caught my attention first - glad you like it, Dave!
4 years ago.
Christine Valin
Christine Valin
lovely colours!
4 years ago.
Celeste_M has replied to Christine Valin
Thank you, Christine! The colors caught my eye first, and I knew I had to create an image that showed them off.
4 years ago.