Derby At Night (Lensbaby)

Catherdral

The final load of Lensbaby pics from yesterday. I’ve never tried using it at night before but I love the way it smears lights. Lovely!

Obviously, low-light + handheld camera + wiggly hand-focussing isn’t the best of combinations but I think some of the shots have come out quite well.

Everytime I use the Lensbaby, it surprises me. It can range from insanely blurry to pin-sharp in the one picture, still maintaing high contrast and saturation. I’ve got to do more Lensbaby portraits, it’s perfect for that subject matter.

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St. Werburghs (Lensbaby)

St. Werburghs

Apparently this grand old building is being renovated. I think it’s going to become a posh restaurant or something. Hmmm…

Personally, I’d love to see this building used for something a bit more unique, something that would benefit from the space, height and light. Perhaps a gallery or an Arts Centre. Why bulldoze over the gardens opposite the Assembly Rooms when there’s a prime site here, disused, with a beautiful building going to waste.

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