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 :-)

35 Comments

  1. tacokid
    tacokid ·

    Blimey, never heard of this Vaseline trick :D Gotta try it out.

  2. kibs
    kibs ·

    This one turned out great!!

  3. ehmahh
    ehmahh ·

    great colours here!

  4. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Great effect!

  5. weleasewoger72
    weleasewoger72 ·

    This is almost the effect I have when I have a migraine!

  6. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    Selected 25 April 2013 - Yipee! :-) Thanks LSI, and everyone else who liked it too.

  7. chud_tayor
    chud_tayor ·

    Absolutely fantastic!!! Very interesting effect to say the least!

  8. naiseta
    naiseta ·

    very cool!

  9. opon21
    opon21 ·

    wow

  10. weiyuan625
    weiyuan625 ·

    great!

  11. mascakir
    mascakir ·

    This looks very nice and different!

  12. sandravo
    sandravo ·

    The effect works great!

  13. veneta
    veneta ·

    The effect is great, but I love the composition and the colours colours. Vivid, vivid yellow

  14. fish300
    fish300 ·

    красиво

  15. emkei
    emkei ·

    great photo!

  16. wapclub
    wapclub ·

    great

  17. kakao_026
    kakao_026 ·

    Cool!

  18. stuckintraffic
    stuckintraffic ·

    Cool!

  19. boooya
    boooya ·

    love that this effect was made on the lens rather than photoshop.good work

  20. eat-the-rad
    eat-the-rad ·

    Vaseline power!

  21. diva_seven
    diva_seven ·

    never heard of this- cool effect, especially with colours!

  22. lulomo
    lulomo ·

    great effect

  23. qrro
    qrro ·

    nice

  24. kevinhodur
    kevinhodur ·

    Those colours are just fantastic. They just jump off the screen.

  25. cc-in-paris
    cc-in-paris ·

    fantastic!!

  26. aniekwolsing
    aniekwolsing ·

    Great experiment!

  27. beelove90
    beelove90 ·

    nice effect

  28. feelux
    feelux ·

    great idea! :)

  29. iaki
    iaki ·

    Nice

  30. giovannidecarlo
    giovannidecarlo ·

    😄

  31. 110isnotdead
    110isnotdead ·

    really cool idea, love the results :)

  32. nicoloboy
    nicoloboy ·

    nice colors

  33. jean_louis_pujol
    jean_louis_pujol ·

    Now you have to try with strawberry jelly!

  34. lera-platova
    lera-platova ·

    wowww! howww!!!

  35. koduckgirl
    koduckgirl ·

    This is such a brilliant result holy crap!! Cheers and as usual thanx for the recent visits and likes too