This image was taken with a Lensbaby Sweet 35 lens with a macro converter. I have been LOVING my lensbaby for art images and had the rare opportunity to take a friend's macro for a test drive a couple weeks ago. I LOVED the challenge it presented! Not only do you have the challenge of manually focusing a tilt shift lens, but now you are doing it in macro. But the images... Oh, the images! I LOVE the detail you can get when you get super close to a subject.
Wrong. My beautiful friend, Pauline Putt of Oak Tree Shutterbug, beat me to the finish. She decided that I did, indeed, need on of my own and that sweetheart bought one for me! It came in the mail today!!! And that image at the beginning of this post? That, too, is from today. You see, with a macro, you get REALLY close to your subject. This is a two-year-old's reaction to that kind of proximity to the lens.
And since I brought her up, if you are not already following Pauline's work, you should! She's amazing and her work is finally being recognized! If you haven't seen the latest, check out this image that Lensbaby shared (or even keep an eye on ads on Amazon and in magazines). She's definitely one to watch!
You know the fun thing about hanging out with photographers? They shoot images like the one below. This is the image of me taking the image of the flower above (did you follow all that?). Photograph by Beth Moses.