|Lamp Post By The Lake 2012 © Matthew Moore|
With the notion of impressionism in mind I decided to go out and photograph a common subject using my DSLR—a tool that is typically used to illustrate the true likeness of it's subject. However, instead of using a standard lens I borrowed a Lensbaby Muse.
A Lensbaby is a special kind of lens designed for SLR cameras that uses a simple lens and built-in bellows to create some special-effects such as selective focus often found in view-cameras.
With practice and the correct aperture ring set in place I was able to capture an impressionistic perspective of a lamp post along the charming lake in City Park, Denver.
Next time you're in a funk or need some creative inspiration I highly recommend giving the Lensbaby a try.
Need more inspiration?
- Here's a Google image search result using the term "Lensbaby Muse."
- Purchase your own Lensbaby from Adorama and start creating your own.