Vaseline on filter

I read about this effect many years ago, but never actually tried it until today: smear Vaseline (petroleum jelly) around the outside of a skylight filter on the front of your lens, leaving a clear circle in the middle, to get a sharp centre and soft-focus outer edge to your shots. I used a 28-210mm Vivitar zoom lens on my Nikon body, and prefer how the effect works on the wider shots than the zoomed-in ones... although I'm pretty happy with them all, actually :-)

Photographer:
buckshot
Uploaded:
2013-04-20
Tags:
effect homemade filter soft focus vaseline
Camera:
Nikon F100
Film:
Kodak Ultramax 400 (35mm)
City:
Farnham, Surrey
Country:
United Kingdom
Albums:
The Vaselines