after having some of my work featured on the Lensbaby galleries, it kinda reminded me that there was an experiment i wanted to do. Lensbaby makes a soft focus lens that has an interesting aperture ring. its got a larger hole in the center, then smaller holes around the rest of the ring. i assume that with the soft-focus optic this enhances the soft focus effect. but i’ve been wondering what would happen if you put this aperture in one of their other optics, say the double-glass optic.
low and behold, magical things started to happen. notice the out of focus highlights and the really cool rippling effects going on? that’s all optical kids. no photoshop skillz required.