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Since I got back from Barcelona I've struggled to take any decent photographs, mostly I think because I'm lacking in inspiration at the moment. So, in an effort to kick-start some creativity, I went up to Fleetwood today with my Lensbaby. Unfortunately though, I didn't get anything I was especially happy with, other than part of this one. And in case it isn't obvious, this is two images - a lensbaby shot of the iron structure on the beach, overlaid by a shot of a cracked wall.

I realise this won't be to everyone's taste, but a) it's different, and b) I really like the how the different points of focus appears to be on different planes; i.e. part of the ironwork, some of the background, and so on.

And I haven't posted the EXIF data, as it isn't really relevant, but the beach shot was taken with the f/8.0 aperture insert.

3x2 + digital art
comment by Paolo at 10:57 PM (GMT) on 26 September, 2008

good idea, the photo has a certain appeal, moreover you gave us something to try

comment by Garry at 11:52 PM (GMT) on 26 September, 2008

It's definitely different...looks like something to be used in a Stella advert.
Have to say that the shifting focus distracts me a little bit - also didn't get a chance to say yesterday but loved the portrait of Rhowan. :)

comment by Chris at 11:54 PM (GMT) on 26 September, 2008

Hi Dave, I had no idea what it was until I read your comment. Interesting concept. I like how you utilize different post-processing techniques in junction with the lens baby effects. Were both images taken with the lens baby? Is the overlay technique similar to auto align layers where you copy and paste an image onto another and treat with a partial mask?
Thanks, Chris

comment by EssPea Photography at 12:01 AM (GMT) on 27 September, 2008

The cracked wall texture really takes the original shot into a whole new territory. It looks like the water and the horizon are the baseboard to the cracked wall and the iron structure is sitting on the floor in front of it.

comment by Mark at 02:03 AM (GMT) on 27 September, 2008

A nice combination of images with great texture, although I'm personally not convinced with the Lensbaby contribution. The tone of the image reminds me of the work of Jan Saudek, a Polish (I think) photographer whose compeling shots of models were often made in decaying rooms with peeling paint.

comment by Jess at 02:04 AM (GMT) on 27 September, 2008

WOw, makes me think. Nice, and confusing. By the way. I like the new main page, how the pics change.....

comment by Rafael Perrone at 04:49 AM (GMT) on 27 September, 2008

I think it looks quite good. It's definitely and unusual image,, but still very good and worth the idea.

comment by David Chabashvili at 05:50 AM (GMT) on 27 September, 2008

Its definitely for my taste :) Like it a lot! The overlay did magic.

comment by Frida at 08:25 AM (GMT) on 27 September, 2008

This would be very nice on a wall somewhere :-) I Like it!

comment by Peter at 08:49 AM (GMT) on 27 September, 2008

Nice one, maybe the wall good be a bit more out of focus..

comment by csj at 09:43 AM (GMT) on 27 September, 2008

I like it, I like it alot!!!....CJ

comment by Jennifer at 01:05 PM (GMT) on 27 September, 2008

Love it - very arty! Verity wants a lensbaby now though :-/

comment by bjorn at 01:56 PM (GMT) on 27 September, 2008

i love it, it's original

comment by djn1 at 07:35 PM (GMT) on 27 September, 2008

Thanks all.

Chris: no, the shot of the wall was one I found on a CD that came with a magazine.

Jennifer: the new models look great - you should get her one :-)

comment by thomas mueller at 10:09 AM (GMT) on 29 September, 2008

interesting processing!

comment by Pete at 09:22 PM (GMT) on 5 October, 2008

I really like the effect you've achieved here - the texture has definitely added an extra dimension to the shot.