Sarah’s Chicago

By: Gustav Hoiland

Sep 05 2010

Category: fashion, lensbaby, portrait

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ISO:100
Shutter:1/1600 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

Lensbaby and Flare

You know the wrap. Walking along, merrily chatting, yadda yadda yadda when all of a sudden you’re struck by an entirely frame-able piece of beauty so strongly that you must politely but promptly bring closure to your current sentence and demand something resembling cooperation, however begrudgingly, from your now-subject walking companion. Also my continued reading of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest has made me appreciate the long sentence, something he hits you with every once and a while and doesn’t let go for well over a page.

I almost popped off my Lensbaby and threw my normal lens on before I shot her as the pre-visualized shot I had in mind would be a bit challenging, if not impossible, to pull off with the ‘baby. Didn’t change the glass, threw a couple clicks at her, and boy am I pleased with how it came out.

The Lensbaby takes sun-flare to this strange extreme, creating these huge Saturn-like rings instead of the usual glinty circles and whatnot. When in color they’re rainbownious, which wasn’t really fitting with the overall image, so I decolored them.

Most of the rest of the image is pretty self explanatory in regards to the little details that pop out. Composition’s pretty standard but appealing. Tones are super contrasty (extreme blacks and whites), etc…

Lensbaby portraits will be on my mind.

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