Say “Hi!” to our community’s very own Peter Atwood aka clickiemcpete’s nifty, custom-made aperture plates for his Petzval Lens!
It hasn’t been long since Lomography started shipping the first batch of the new Petzval Art Lenses to its lucky owners, yet it’s astounding how some photographers have already found innovative ways to make their experience shooting with it more fun and creative! Case in point is that Western Massachusetts-based photographer *Peter Atwood*, better known as *clickiemcpete* here in the Lomography community, have created a pair of custom aperture plates out of titanium!
The Petzval Lens already comes with a set of plates featuring shapes such as stars and a water droplet, but Atwood added two more to his – one that says “Hi” and another of a triangular symbol. Unfortunately, Atwood said that he accidentally cut these upside down! “I forgot that the image will be upside down in the image, though, so will make another pair of these,” he wrote on his Flickr.
Atwood owns the Petzval lens for Canon cameras, which he has tested out using his EOS 3000 and 7E for analogue shots and the EOS 5D Mark II for digital. Judging from his comments in his Petzval albums in his LomoHome (here, here, and here), Atwood sure is having a blast with his new lens!
Here are a few sample shots from his album _Petval on the Street_!
These don’t really show it too much but I used a homemade custom aperture shape in my Petzval lens. More to come from this… Atwood on Petzval on the Street