My main camera is at Nikon having recall work done on it. It has been away for about 3 weeks now, and I miss it, but I am less afraid of damaging my older camera and have been pushing myself in other ways because of it. I decided to give freelensing another go. For those of you who do not know what this is; it is detaching the lens, setting the aperture open, and focusing to infinity, and then instead of focusing by the camera or the lens settings, you instead move the lens in a way that focuses it the way you wish. It creates all kind of surprises. Blur, light leaks, a slice of focus, a very narrow depth of field, tilt-shift effect, you name it! It is tricky because the movement need only be quite subtle. The temptations is to be dramatic and move the lens quite a bit, but I am learning more and more how to control it; even in this past day, I feel I have improved. After yesterday, I have decided I LOVE it. For these images, I used a deconstructed Nikon 50mm,
I will start with my favorite image from yesterday first and go backwards to earlier ones from last week.