Pink Lily Macros|Trina Baker Photography, Lawrence, Kansas

Some quick photos shot with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 using the macro function. This lens is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Although it is a little tough to focus, especially at f1.8, it creates such dreamy photos that it’s worth it to me to spend some time getting the perfect focus. I edited these images with AlienSkin Exposure 7 using the Fuji 100 film preset. I like how the images have a vintage film look.

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Lensbaby Velvet 56|Trina Baker Photography

I got an early birthday present yesterday! A lovely new Lensbaby Velvet 56. It is such an elegant lens. The build quality is solid and the focus ring is so smooth. I just couldn’t wait to shoot with it! Today, after lunch with friends, I ventured out around downtown Lawrence to try it out. I found so many flowers, my fave, and just had a blast shooting with this lens on my D800. I shot on my Mobi EyeFi card so I could transfer the images to my iPad to edit with VSCOcam.  Love the result. I can’t wait to shoot some portraits next week with my senior model. 

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Wordless Wednesday, Pendleton’s Country Market| Trina Baker Photography

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Lily Macro

I shot this photo of an Orange Lily with my macro lens. I like the subtle texture and the contrast of the green with the orange. I have taken more macro shots which you can see in my flickr stream and in my etsy shop. We are having a wicked heat wave here in sunny Kansas so I won’t be outside shooting photos. I might have to shoot indoors for a few days.


Lensbaby Macro Flower

I wanted to experiment with the 10x macro lens on the Lensbaby today. I love how close you can get and how it takes a normal flower and elevates it to a new level.  I only adjusted the levels in this image, which is rare for me.  I felt it didn’t need much processing.  I now know what Georgia O’Keeffe was seeking. Delicate beauty.


Ms. Daisy it’s time for your close-up!

Daisy Bottom Macro 225/365 Project

I was surfing the net last night and came across and article on how to make a Reverse Macro lens with a 50mm lens.  I could have bought a reversal ring for around $10 but where is the fun in that?  I decided I would try it. After all I had some spare parts lying around and I am nothing but frugal.  The making of the ring was the easy part.  Figuring out how to get the best light for the shot was a bit more challenging. I still have some experimenting to do, however, after about 45 bad shots I started to get some really interesting images.  If you are interested in this project, I made a tutorial on my exploits. As always you can view more images on my Flickr page.  Also, the awesome developers at WordPress have implemented a ‘Like’ button at the bottom of this post.  If you don’t want to comment just click a quick like instead 🙂


50mm lens



I received my new 50mm lens today, unfortunately it wasn’t until 6:30 this evening. I only had time to take a quick shot before work. However, I love it already! I am planning on shooting many photos tomorrow. Until then.



Peony Macro


Peonies are my favorite flower and pink peonies are to die for! I currently don’t have any in my yard, but hope to someday. In the meantime, I crept into my neighbors yard to take photos of her peonies which are about to bloom. I liked the shot straight out of the camera, however, it seemed to be missing something. In my opinion, peonies look best as watercolors. So I decided to add a slight watercolor filter to this photo. It is ever so subtle but I think it makes all the difference.



7 Days of Macro

Since my 50mm lens will be here Wednesday I decided to post ‘7 Days of Mcaro. I figure I will take about a billion photos when it arrives and want to post them all so I am getting started early. This photo was taken with the Lensbaby which is one of my favorite lenses to shoot with. I really like the challenge to find the sweet spot in the focusing and the out of focus quality you get from bending the bellows. Enjoy the macros!



Orange Center Daffodil 89/365

Orange Center Dafodil 89/365, originally uploaded by Gallery32/Chocolata.

I took this yesterday playing around with the in camera settings on my sony. The setting allows you to pick a point in the photo and it leaves only the color around the radius making the rest of the photo black and white.  I am not sure how often this might come in handy, however, I think it works in this photo.  Hope everyone enjoyed the stormy day  🙂