Lensbaby Blog Circle November – By The Sea

I was so organised this month and shot the blog circle images right at the beginning of the month, it seems like ages ago now! I actually had a little panic the other day when I realised we were almost at the end of the month, I’d been so organised that I’d forgotten I already had shot something for the circle.

I very nearly didn’t bother driving out to the coast, the weather was a bit grey, I hadn’t been sleeping due to a shoulder problem and I didn’t feel all that inspired. But I gave myself a good talking to, got in the car and headed off to Formby, and I was so glad I did. When I arrived the light was soft and hazy, it was almost misty but not quite, there was hardly anyone around and it was lovely to just walk along the beach for a couple of miles enjoying the fresh air and open space. Winter is my absolute favourite time to be by the sea.

I’ve very much fallen into a habit of reaching for one of the Velvet lenses as soon as I get my camera out, I keep telling myself I should shoot with the others more often but the Velvets always win.

Not this time though…

Due to my shoulder problems I really wanted to keep the weight at a minimum (my camera is already heavy) so I took just the Edge 50 and Sweet 80. I was constantly swapping optics and I do have one or two images where I wasn’t quite sure which one I’d used but most of the ones below are the Edge 50. The three textured images use textures from my own collections.

Lensbaby Edge 50, Sweet 80 landscapes

Lensbaby Edge 50, Sweet 80 landscapes

Lensbaby Edge 50, Sweet 80 landscapes

Lensbaby Edge 50, Sweet 80 landscapes

Lensbaby Edge 50, Sweet 80 landscapes

Lensbaby Edge 50, Sweet 80 landscapes

Lensbaby Edge 50, Sweet 80 landscapes

Lensbaby Edge 50, Sweet 80 landscapes

Lensbaby Edge 50, Sweet 80 landscapes

Lensbaby Edge 50, Sweet 80 landscapes

Lensbaby Edge 50, Sweet 80 landscapes

Lensbaby Edge 50, Sweet 80 landscapes

Next up in the blog circle is Carol with her wonderful Seattle skies – please head over there and follow the links through the rest of the circle, it’s a little smaller this month but definitely worth visiting them all!

10 Comments

  • Wendy Reply

    So beautiful. You really know how to rock these lenses. Love these images. Hope your shoulder injury is improving.

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thank you Wendy 🙂 Its on the slowly on the mend but I can at least sleep at night now! xx

  • Bec Jones Reply

    these are beautiful – well done Janet. I love being by the sea any time of year but there’s definitely something about a winter’s day. I need to get out to Formby – I’ve not been for a long time.
    love Bec x

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thanks Bec! Formby is great, there’s a lovely mix of woodland and coast, its perfect for photography x

  • Seh-N-Sucht Reply

    I love beach in late autumn and winter to early spring as well. Love to feel the weather and the sea. As well I love the photos you took at that day. Wonderful and magical. Photos seems to be boring if they are taken with a “usual” lens. Lensbaby makes it different! The second, fifth, ninth and twelvth are my favorites.

    If you do not know if it was edge or sweet you can take the sharpener tool in LR press ALT and mask – then you can see the stripe or the spot of sharpness in the most photos 🙂

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thanks for your kind words Birgit, and what a great tip to check which optic it was! I can usually tell the difference but if it’s a scene without a lot of detail it can be difficult!

  • Robert Reply

    Beautiful, peaceful images with lovely subdued colour. I particularly enjoy viewing the second one from the top. A pleasure to view – thank you for posting.

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thanks Robert, glad you enjoyed the images. Those bits of wood in the image you mention are the tops of a fence that originally would be around 4ft tall but it’s so windy and exposed that the dunes are constantly shifting and the fences get buried!

  • Judy Reply

    These are so beautiful! I love them all.

    • Janet Broughton Reply

      Thanks so much Judy!

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