Several years ago, I was on my way back to Conway from a trip to Mississippi when I happened upon this old overgrown shack in Mt. Pleasant. I really wanted to photograph it, but I knew that on a relatively bright day, I just wasn't going to get the effect I was hoping to achieve. I was wanting a sense of mystery for the shot.
I knew I wouldn't be back by here anytime soon, so I went back to my vehicle and found a piece of lens cleaning tissue. I rubbed it flat between my hands for a good ten minutes to get it as thin as I could. Then, I proceeded to tear tiny line-like holes into it. Next, I positioned the tissue in between my lens and a UV filter to keep it in place. Using my DOF preview button, I was able to see just how it was positioned relative to the frame and adjust it accordingly. I shot wide open to get the lens cleaning tissue as much out of focus as possible, and the above photo is the result. When I got my slides back, I was surprised at just how well this on-the-fly technique worked.
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