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Sureallity with O-MD and Lensbaby

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by OdzBodkinz, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    I love the surreal effect my Lensbaby produces! Some recent shots for your consideration and comments.

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/2500s    ISO 200

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/1250s    ISO 200

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/4000s    ISO 200

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/500s    ISO 200
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  2. ryanlogic

    ryanlogic Mu-43 Veteran

    May 23, 2012
    Antakya, Turkey
    That butterfly shot looks like a painting! I love it.
  3. Nepherim

    Nepherim Mu-43 Regular

    May 27, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Very nice. Very interesting effect, very much like an oil painting. How much pp was applied to get that effect?
  4. With_Eyes_Unclouded

    With_Eyes_Unclouded Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 17, 2012
    I like them all a lot! Congrats!
  5. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    I love the 2nd one. Which lens baby/attachment?
  6. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    They're all nice, but the first one and the last one are awesome.
  7. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    All are great, but the first and last are my favs. :smile:

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  8. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nice! What if anything did you do in post?
  9. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    I just did some texture overlays.
  10. Neon

    Neon Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 12, 2012
    North Wales,UK.
    All superb shots , I am not keen on flower and insect shots but these have just made me realise they don't have to be the way I always think they are.
    I must get a Lensbaby soon.
  11. Nepherim

    Nepherim Mu-43 Regular

    May 27, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Could you describe that a little more? Would it be possible to show the initial image compared with pp? The end effect is very cool, and I'm curious how much of the effect the lensbaby contributed.
  12. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011

    Please share! :smile:
  13. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    +2 on the texture layers.

    Nice images mate.....really creative. I luurvvv that flame orange in the first.
  14. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Agreed - these are some awesome shots, really look like paintings. I would love to know how the texture overlays worked. Excellent shots!
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  15. DHart

    DHart Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 7, 2010
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    Great images, Odz... I like the first and third best myself. Very nice.
  16. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    lensbaby, I keep reading about and seeing things here
    and just want more more more.

    great shots and great effects, love it
  17. a_foolishman

    a_foolishman Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 22, 2012
    Kelly Graham
    texture overlay

    Not the OP, but I figured I chime in. Youtube has many tutorials involving photoshop, but if you want to give it a try for free you can always use GIMP.

    Simple GIMP Texture Overlay How-to:
    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yML74H8icQo]Gimp Tutorial: Texture overlay effect - YouTube[/ame]
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  18. TheCreativeD00m

    TheCreativeD00m Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 9, 2012
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Great shots, I love the first one. I'm a big fan of macro, and these are fantastic! I want to try out the new the 80mm I've seen some real good shots from it.
  19. TheCreativeD00m

    TheCreativeD00m Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 9, 2012
    Fort Worth, Tx
    for those that don't want to watch the video, simply get a texture and put it over the top layer of your image and you can play with the blending modes (normal, overlay,soft light, etc) then you adjust opacity, create a mask and mask off the parts you don't want as much texture showing, then it looks like the OP might have created a new layer and chose a color and filled the layer with a solid color and brought down the opacity on it.
  20. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    Basically, I find an appropriate texture and stick it on top. Next comes the fun. As others mentioned, you play with color, contrasts and opacity. Also blend modes effect the look as well. I then use masking to get rid of texture that obscures my subject too much.
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