It’s been a while since I’ve posted, well, you know, photographs here on my photo blog, but I think you’ll agree it was worth the wait. I spent a day in rainy Boston last weekend with my Lensbaby 3G, introducing it to the charm of beantown.

This was the first time I took the Lensbaby out in the city and I am very pleased with the results. It’s extremely challenging to focus by sight without a proper focusing screen, and being locked at f/2 probably doesn’t help either, but I wanted the most dramatic depth of field and also the most flexibility in varying light conditions. I made several of these shots by “bracketing focus,” which is to say I would make several exposures rapidly while very slightly moving the Lensbaby’s front ring toward and away from me in the range where it appeared to be in focus through the viewfinder.

A few shots that I thought I nailed were completely blurry, and others that I wasn’t sure about came out very well, so that’s a testament to practice… Which I lack. Without further ado: