Photo of the Year: Lensbaby Category

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:26+00:00 December 31st, 2009|2 Comments

Double Glass Optic, f/4Nikon D200, Lensbaby Composer, Double Glass Optic, 1/80th sec at f/4, ISO 200
Photographed on September 28, 2009

I used my Lensbaby a lot this year. I even took at least one photo-per-day with it for an entire month to try to improve my skills (mostly speed in focusing). Today’s photo is one of the images I created during that time … this was taken while driving through Las Vegas on the way to Photoshopworld. I can’t really put my finger on why I like it so much. It’s probably a combination of the light (the “golden hour”), the bokeh from the lights in the background and the trail of cars in the mirror. Really, when you think about it, the subject is not too interesting but the combination of lots of other factors made it look really cool. :)

View more of Nicole’s “Photos of the Year”:

Photo of the Year (overall)
– Photoshop Category
– Point & Shoot Category
– iPhone Category
– Portrait Category
– Action Category
– Stock Category

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. John Bucher December 31, 2009 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Thanks Nicole! I like your idea of choosing and posting your favorite self-made photos. For us amateurs, It’s nice to be reminded that we can have “favorites” without necessarily thinking that they have to be award winners.

    I’m going to pick out some of my 2009 favorites this afternoon!

    John Bucher
    Cleveland OH

  2. Liana December 31, 2009 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Nice capture, Nicole. It’s no surprise. I look forward to learning more from you in 2010. :)

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