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Vaseline on filter

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 :-)

buckshot Taken by buckshot with a Nikon F100 loaded with Kodak Ultramax 400 (35mm) film in Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom. These tags describe this photo: soft focus, homemade filter, vaseline, and effect. Date: 2013-04-20. Time: Morning. This photo can also be found in the albums Best of buckshot 2013The Vaselines.

34 comments

  1. tacokid

    tacokid

    Blimey, never heard of this Vaseline trick :D Gotta try it out.
    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  2. kibs

    kibs

    This one turned out great!!

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  3. ehmahh

    ehmahh

    great colours here!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  4. mafiosa

    mafiosa

    Great effect!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  5. weleasewoger72

    weleasewoger72

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

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  6. buckshot

    buckshot

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

    about 1 year ago · report as spam
  7. chud_tayor

    chud_tayor

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

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  8. naiseta

    naiseta

    very cool!

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  9. opon21

    opon21

    wow

    about 1 year ago · report as spam
  10. weiyuan625

    great!

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  11. mascakir

    mascakir

    This looks very nice and different!

    about 1 year ago · report as spam
  12. sandravo

    sandravo

    The effect works great!

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  13. veneta

    veneta

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

    about 1 year ago · report as spam
  14. fish300

    fish300

    красиво

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  15. emkei

    emkei

    great photo!

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  16. wapclub

    wapclub

    great

    about 1 year ago · report as spam
  17. kakao_026

    kakao_026

    Cool!

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  18. stuckintraffic

    stuckintraffic

    Cool!

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  19. boooya

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

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  20. eat-the-rad

    eat-the-rad

    Vaseline power!

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  21. diva_seven

    diva_seven

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

    about 1 year ago · report as spam
  22. lulomo

    lulomo

    great effect

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  23. qrro

    qrro

    nice

    about 1 year ago · report as spam
  24. kevinhodur

    kevinhodur

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

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  25. cc-in-paris

    cc-in-paris

    fantastic!!

    about 1 year ago · report as spam
  26. aniekwolsing

    aniekwolsing

    Great experiment!

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  27. beelove90

    beelove90

    nice effect

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  28. feelux

    feelux

    great idea! :)

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  29. iaki

    iaki

    Nice

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  30. giovannidecarlo

    giovannidecarlo

    😄

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  31. 110isnotdead

    110isnotdead

    really cool idea, love the results :)

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  32. nicoloboy

    nicoloboy

    nice colors

    about 1 year ago · report as spam
  33. jean_louis_pujol

    jean_louis_pujol

    Now you have to try with strawberry jelly!

    about 1 year ago · report as spam
  34. lera-platova

    lera-platova

    wowww! howww!!!

    10 months ago · report as spam

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