Heart Lines

Lensbaby Macro

Lensbaby Macro

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. ~ Albert Einstein

I spent a few hours playing with the Lensbaby and its macro attachment. I have a frosted glass inset in my work table, a great purchase I found at Ikea for less than $90 dollars. I clamped a light under the desk, and experimented with lighting directed from underneath objects.

This heart abstract is a part of a glass paperweight that has several concentric heart figures imbedded in it. This is one of the photos from my first experiment session. There will be more, as I enjoyed playing with this idea. It’s a great photo project when I’m not in the mood for an outdoor shoot.

About Bo Mackison

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  1. Never know where you’ll find inspiration, huh? 🙂

  2. OK Bo, I not going to go into detail where my dirty old man mind took me with this image. Suffice it to say I saw the background as skin… And I’ll stop there.

    I trust you are having fun with the Lensbaby. I have the macro kit, the fisheye and the soft focus optics. Lots of fun.

  3. I can see where that would suggest a whole lot of ideas. Experimenting is fun, isn’t it!

  4. Hve fun with the Lensbaby. I look forward to seeing how creative you can be.

  5. So very creative..and very cool!!! WOW!!

  6. Bo, I’m really enjoying watching you play with Lensbaby! Thank you for sharing it with us! :o)

  7. Being a huge lover of abstract, this is awesome! Love it.

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