Selective Focus (1 and 2).

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These represent the first photos that have been processed with my new Lightroom presets.

I’ve been developing them over the last few months and this is the sort of look you can expect from the finalized  presets (to see a before-and-after comparison, see the link above).

As a bonus, I’ve tried the presets on files from different digital cameras, and they seem to play nicely with all of them.

Hope you like them.

—Peter.

↑Nikon Z7 + Undisclosed Magical Mystery Lens.

Magical Mystery Lens (test examples).

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Here’s an example of what the MML performs like wide open:

And here’s the 100 % central crop:

↑Nikon Z7 + Undisclosed Magical Mystery Lens (100% central crop).

Here’s another example of the MML lens performance wide open (with some bonus bokeh):

And here’s the 100 % central crop:

↑Nikon Z7 + Undisclosed Magical Mystery Lens (100% central crop).

I’ll leave it to you to decide if you’d be happy with this level of central performance + bokeh.

I really like it.

A few of you have purchased the identity of Magical Mystery Lens from my site — thank you.  For those of you who are tempted to, I’ll let you know that until 11:59 PM tonight (Eastern Standard Time), this lens is on sale at one major retailer.

—Peter.

The Light’s Coming Back (1, 2, and 3).

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The light’s finally coming back, at least in the Northern Hemisphere.  Amidst the calamity of Covid-19, it’s nice to be reminded that all dark periods eventually end.

I took the opportunity this morning to step out of my house for the first time in 14 days, after a period of self-isolation, and went for a walk.  How wonderful it was to do that!  Later — this evening — I snapped a few shots around my house just to take advantage of how beautifully the shift in the light painted everything.

Here’s to more light, and a safe journey ahead… for all of us.

—Peter.

↑Nikon Z7 + Undisclosed Magical Mystery Lens.