Roses for my love by Peter Zentjens

I did something rather experimental today. Using an old still life, I tried to simulate the lensbaby effect digitally. Just out of curiosity what I could achieve, as I’m considering buying a lensbaby for real. Of course, this way I have much more control over the area in focus then with the real deal, keeping it on 2 central roses. I was rather pleased with the outcome so I decided to try something else for a first time. Although I personally find that we are seeing just a bit to much of textured images these days here on RB, I couldn’t resist giving it a try myself. :^) Actually, I did this before, a long time ago, in dark room days, but this is my first time digital. So, I slapped on a beautiful hand dyed texture by and loved what I saw. So much, that I decided to even publish it here.

The original still life, which was never intended for publication, was shot with my Lumix-LX3 set on 1:1 aspect ratio and using only natural window light (so no painting with light this time!) Originally meant only as a souvenir of a bouquet of roses I bought for my love, my wife…

more nostalgic flowers


  • Heps
    Hepsalmost 4 years ago

    Great work! And you want a lens baby to do the work?

  • Haha, thank you Taschja!
    But I think a lensbaby would be much fun to work with!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Adriana Glackin
    Adriana Glackinalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful still life Peter. Go ahead, and get yourself a lensbaby – you’ll love it! You’ll wonder how you shot without it :-))

  • Hey Adriana, thank you very much!
    Yeah, I think a lensbaby could be tons of fun. I might wait for the winter though. More time and hopefully the composer pro will come down in price a little bit. :)

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccarialmost 4 years ago

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 4 years ago

    Just beautiful Peter, such nice colors too!

  • Thank you ever so much Ellen, glad you like this

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Silvia Ganora
    Silvia Ganoraalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent capture! Love the tones and nostalgic feel!

  • Hey Silvia, cheers, glad you like this!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 4 years ago
  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 1 year ago


  • Thanks!

    – Peter Zentjens

  • Redrose10
    Redrose10about 1 year ago

    Excellent. Great effect :))

  • Cheers!

    – Peter Zentjens

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