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It’s startling what the Lensbaby and plastic optic can do sometimes. The effects in this image are all-optical; there’s no post-processing beyond the conversion to black and white and some minor adjustments to contrast, curves and levels.

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industrial zone plate

Another shot taken with the Lensbaby Composer Pro, this time with the zone plate optic.

Unlike a lens, which uses refraction to focus light, a zone plate uses diffraction; it’s basically just a concentric series of light and dark rings that create the image at the focal point via constructive interference. 32 more words



Time for some all-optical grunge, thanks to a Lensbaby Composer Pro and the Plastic Optic.

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