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August 27, 2013

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The very first thing I did with my new Lensbaby Edge 80 was…
Take it out on a speedboat?!?!  Yep.  I knew it might be challenging, being a manual focus lens and all, but I grow so much more when I challenge myself and so out onto Lake Murray I went!

What I learned:

1.  Not easy to focus on a moving object while you yourself are also moving/bouncing.

2.  It is FUN to attempt to follow a raft from side to side of a speedboat and predict the exact moment the riders will flip.

3.  Being that it was the middle of the day, shooting at a pretty narrow aperture (I believe f/16) helps to diminish the “slice” effect of the Edge 80 by giving you a greater area of focus (which is nice for chasing a moving object–note to self).

4.  I’m in love.

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Please continue along to the rest of the Lensbaby Project by visiting Z’s the Day to see how Jen Foster wielded her Lensbaby on a recent camping trip!

  1. Great shots! I love the ones of the two on the raft!

  2. Sivyu says:

    These came out great for your first time! I love their expressions on the raft.

  3. Tami says:

    I love the action shots..The expression on their faces are priceless!! The water shot is lovely!

  4. Tessa says:

    Wow, you are brave but got some great shots!! The only thing harder than this that I can think of is chasing a moving toddler, haha!

  5. Elly says:

    Those look like so much fun!

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