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May 13, 2022 15:02:50   #
autofocus Loc: North Central Connecticut
 
It's been years since I did this, and it goes back to the old days of film. But I remembered a nifty soft focus trick by smearing a little petroleum jelly on a clear/UV filter, and thought I'd have some fun playing with it again. But remember, if you want to try this, the Vaseline goes on around the perimeter of an old filter leaving the center clear, and not directly on your lens!

Simply Leaves by Vince Montalbano (autofocus), on Flickr

Begonia by Vince Montalbano (autofocus), on Flickr



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May 13, 2022 15:07:39   #
Sinewsworn Loc: Port Orchard, WA
 
autofocus wrote:
It's been years since I did this, and it goes back to the old days of film. But I remembered a nifty soft focus trick by smearing a little petroleum jelly on a clear/UV filter, and thought I'd have some fun playing with it again. But remember, if you want to try this, the Vaseline goes on around the perimeter of an old filter leaving the center clear, and not directly on your lens!

Simply Leaves by Vince Montalbano (autofocus), on Flickr

Begonia by Vince Montalbano (autofocus), on Flickr
It's been years since I did this, and it goes back... (show quote)


Great set! We also use3d nylon stockings for a soft effect. Thanx for sharing!

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May 13, 2022 15:23:20   #
autofocus Loc: North Central Connecticut
 
Sinewsworn wrote:
Great set! We also use3d nylon stockings for a soft effect. Thanx for sharing!


yep, that was another trick. Also, a little hair spray of the filter worked too. Thanks!

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May 13, 2022 15:33:58   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
autofocus wrote:
It's been years since I did this, and it goes back to the old days of film. But I remembered a nifty soft focus trick by smearing a little petroleum jelly on a clear/UV filter, and thought I'd have some fun playing with it again. But remember, if you want to try this, the Vaseline goes on around the perimeter of an old filter leaving the center clear, and not directly on your lens!

Simply Leaves by Vince Montalbano (autofocus), on Flickr

Begonia by Vince Montalbano (autofocus), on Flickr
It's been years since I did this, and it goes back... (show quote)



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May 13, 2022 15:40:11   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Beautiful result and Doris Day needed it because of her freckles.

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May 13, 2022 15:42:19   #
autofocus Loc: North Central Connecticut
 
Manglesphoto wrote:


thanks Mangles! :)

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May 13, 2022 15:44:27   #
autofocus Loc: North Central Connecticut
 
UTMike wrote:
Beautiful result and Doris Day needed it because of her freckles.


haha, thanks, I didn't know that, kay sera sera!

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May 13, 2022 20:19:15   #
jim quist Loc: Missouri
 
Those are nice. Old school wins again.

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May 13, 2022 20:56:20   #
autofocus Loc: North Central Connecticut
 
jim quist wrote:
Those are nice. Old school wins again.


thanks Jim!

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May 14, 2022 09:09:53   #
Jimmy T Loc: Virginia
 
autofocus wrote:
It's been years since I did this, and it goes back to the old days of film. But I remembered a nifty soft focus trick by smearing a little petroleum jelly on a clear/UV filter, and thought I'd have some fun playing with it again. But remember, if you want to try this, the Vaseline goes on around the perimeter of an old filter leaving the center clear, and not directly on your lens!

Simply Leaves by Vince Montalbano (autofocus), on Flickr

Begonia by Vince Montalbano (autofocus), on Flickr
It's been years since I did this, and it goes back... (show quote)


My favorite is the last pic, but they all make me . . .
Smile,
JimmyT Sends
Bravo Zulu

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May 14, 2022 10:12:16   #
autofocus Loc: North Central Connecticut
 
Jimmy T wrote:
My favorite is the last pic, but they all make me . . .
Smile,
JimmyT Sends
Bravo Zulu


pleased to hear that Jimmy, thanks so much!

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May 14, 2022 13:39:52   #
M1911 Loc: DFW Metromess
 
Nice set. You can also fog your lens with your breath and shoot as it clears.

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May 14, 2022 14:57:18   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
It's good to be reminded of old tricks.

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May 14, 2022 15:15:12   #
autofocus Loc: North Central Connecticut
 
M1911 wrote:
Nice set. You can also fog your lens with your breath and shoot as it clears.


have to be quick for that one and impossible to avoid where you don't want it

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May 14, 2022 15:16:56   #
autofocus Loc: North Central Connecticut
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
It's good to be reminded of old tricks.


maybe you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but you can teach an old dog old tricks, haha And I fit perfectly well into that category!
Thanks!

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