Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lensbaby Bokeh

Lensbaby mosaic with bokeh
Last Sunday afternoon I was playing around with my camera trying to get some bokeh.   I used mainly my 70mm macro lens at an f-stop of 1.8.   I remembered that I purchased an extended kit of disks for my lensbaby that had shapes in them and thought they might make some interesting bokeh.  
lens baby and disks with lomo action
This is the lensbaby composer lens and the disks.

disks in blue
This is the various disks that came with the Accessory kit.  The main part to this kit were two macro lenses and two wide angled lenses.
dots and crosses bokeh
I am sure there is a name for this shape but it is not known to me.
Stars bokeh
Stars bokeh
Heart shaped bokeh
Star bokeh
If you are interested in trying out this technique with your camera visit the website of Darcy at  There are various tutorials in the blogosphere about making a covering with a shape that fits over any lens that can create the same kind of thing as my lensbaby kit. 
Have a great day.  Valerie

Visit Jaymi for her Holiday Bokeh Party.


Pondside said...

I love those hearts and stars! You're having way too much fun with that camera!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
This has got to be the best lens and accessories you've bought for your camera! Wow - fantastic.

Pamela Gordon said...

Well, I've never heard of a kit for that before! Very interesting post and cool pictures.

Pat said...

Oh boy - do you ever have cool toys. Makes my camera look...

Henrietta said...

Beautiful and fun bokeh:)

Carol at Serendipity said...

I absolutely need to do this!!!! Just beautiful results.


Jaymi said...

such a cool affect using those filters with a lens baby! love them! thanks for linking up!

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow Val, I need to get mine out give it a try. These are fabulous. Jen.

Georgianna said...

Great images, Val! The holidays are the best time to take advantage of Lensbaby's disks. And they make everything look more enchanted.

Wishing you a wonderful and very happy Christmas!! – g

Pattie T. said...

What a fun lens accessory pack! Thanks for sharing, your pictures are terrific!

Brenda said...

WOW, Valerie, those are really neat! I love to experiment with things like this. I'll have to check out the website you listed.
Thanks for visiting me at Down Memory La La Lane. I'm excited to see your next creation!
Merry Christmas,