Frugal Film Project – Betsey Karl

I really enjoyed this month’s Ektar.  I tried all sorts of things with the Nikkormat… I used a long lens, I used a 50, a 28mm and then this lens…..a “modern” lens. Its a Lensbaby Sweet Spark.  It has a very narrow focus point and you focus the silly thing by using your fingers  at the rim of the lens, essentially you are manipulating what looks like a piece of vacuum cleaner hose. 

The results can vary widely.  There were a few photos I really loved besides this one, but they were did not necessarily have an in focus spot, and sometimes, people think “oh, she missed the focus” rather than enjoying the slightly drunken out of focus that occurs.  Anyway, its a fun lens that I bought on a whim when it was on a daily special at one of the online stores.  If you can find one cheap….and just want to have fun and laugh, its a great toy!


This sunflower was a volunteer. I did not plant it.  It showed up in my tomato garden this summer.  Likely a bird or a chipmunk helped with the gardening.  Its very simple things that make me happy….and this sunflower made me smile each time i walked out my door.

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2 thoughts on “Frugal Film Project – Betsey Karl

  1. I love the drunkenness of the volunteer.

  2. Great shot of sunflower. Well, photography is patience; especially with the good old film cameras and zoom lenses. Even I experience fiddling with focusing using my Pentax 70mm-200mm zoom lense, but it’s worth the effort. Thank you.

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