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Andrew and I went out on a shoot to the Botanical Gardens a few weeks ago. I was trying out a new pin hole optic in my Lensbaby and after much frustration and failure, I managed to capture this.

Taken at the big lake, these black swans floated into shot.

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Original image layered with texture from www.deviantart.com – free use stock: Vin60. Edited in Photoshop CS4.

Canon 50D
Lensbaby Muse

MCN: CV87V-49JEW-9TTQJ

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swan, bird, nature, lensbaby, pinhole, texture, green, parmi, frame, viewfinder, beak, feather, loneliness, alone, two, red, dark, blur, melbourne, victoria, australia, botanical, gardens, photomanipulation, manipulation, grunge, scratch, haze, shadow, stain, mark, dust, layer, andrew, paranavitana, nostalgic, nostalgia, old, worn, framed

Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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Comments

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 3 years ago

    I thought this was one of those seed pods from the thumb, this is awesome and I love the textures and lighting, and that tiny bit of red on the beak…..excellent work with the lensbaby!! :)

  • Thank you so much, Tracey! I’m having a ball with the new optics, so many options :))

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghover 3 years ago

    Nice outcome. I keep forgetting about my pinhole optic. You’ve inspired me. :-)

  • Ah, that’s great to hear, mate! I haven’t used mine since, but I will be heading out with it again soon :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Paul Todd
    Paul Toddover 3 years ago

    Excellent feel!!

  • Thanks so much!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • DaveTurner
    DaveTurnerover 3 years ago

    Very moody and atmospheric, great image.

  • Thank you very much, Dave!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    Wow Parmi- what amazing mood! This is a fabulous addition to your dark chapters!!!

  • Thank you so much, Rosie!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago

    very nice sir!

  • Cheers mate, glad you like it!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • stephaniemwood
    stephaniemwoodover 3 years ago

    Absolutely lovely, Parmi-pants. You’ve taken a graceful, peaceful creature and given it a grungy, frightened, angsty feel.
    I love it!

  • That’s the perfect description of this one!! Thanks so much, mate, glad you like it! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • mellychan
    mellychanover 3 years ago

    i love that they drifted into the shot! really beautiful. their red beaks really look lovely with the other tones. kudos!

  • You know, I didn’t even realise they were in the shot, till after I’d taken it! Really glad you like it Melly, thanks so much! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 3 years ago

    wonderful result Parmi

  • Thanks heaps mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • LookOutBelow
    LookOutBelowover 3 years ago

    Bloody’ amazing as always man!

  • Thanks mate, am glad you like the darkness here! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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