Saturday, August 15, 2009


I love the accidental, which is how this image came about. I was testing how a Lensbaby Composer with the plastic lens insert would work for digital infrared. On my Canon Rebel XT, most lenses have an IR "hotspot" even when wide open. So I thought I'd test the Lensbaby out. The good news is that at all apertures, there is not evidence of a hotspot (haven't tried the glass lens inserts yet). The testing involved removing the R72 filter, changing out the aperture ring, then putting the filter back on. The infrared filter is opaque, so for each shot I was just blindly focusing at infinity. But I forgot to put the lens back at infinity when I took this shot. Just a happy accident.

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