Beautiful Fish, Artfully Photgraphed



As some of you may remember, part of my New Year’s Resolution thisyear was to experiment more with different camera lenses and photographytechniques. For the past year I’ve been coveting the Helios44-3 lens after seeing some photos a relative of mine took using it.The lens is kind of clunky to use with a new Canon camera, because it’s a very old Russian lens that requires an adapter to fit on the camera and it looses the ability to auto-focus. BUT, the result is totally worththe extra effort! The background blur (or “bokeh”) looks very prettyand almost looks like brushstrokes on a painting. What do you think?Which of the photos below is your favorite?

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