Skywatch Friday – My New Lensball


One of my favorite bloggers, Hootin-Anni, from south Texas posted recently about her Lensball, a sphere of optical quality glass that you use to take photographs of the refracted image.


So, being the copycat that I am I had to go one of my own and I am still experimenting with it and checking out instagram feeds and such. One thing I have learned is that if you are not careful in full sun you might get burned as it is somewhat of a light magnifier.


Also, the image comes out upside down so you you have to turn the photo upside down sometimes. So far I like it. It does require a little more manipulation in that you have both hands occupied so I have used it with my Nikon point and and shoot rather than my “good” camera.

So anyway, I guess that I’ll keep it.

I am linking with Skywatch Friday.

16 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – My New Lensball

  1. Alana

    Nice! I’ve heard of lensballs and may experiment with one when I retire. Full sun here isn’t an issue that much, lol. You had a couple of interesting captures here. There are some buildings in downtown Binghamton, New York I wouldn’t mind trying this out on.

  2. A ShutterBug Explores

    Awesome ‘lens ball’ photography ~ take care and don’t get burned ^_^

    Happy Friday to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    ps. are you aware your site is not secure??? Use the https rather than just http ~ will make your site secure

  3. Gaelyn

    Long ago I had some of these in a display case selling at a fleamarket in AZ and it did start the carpet liner on fire. Guess I need to get mine out, one of these days. I use a plain napkin ring or a large band jewelry ring as a holder.

  4. Barb

    Another gadget, Alan. I’ve seen these used and like the images. I especially like yours with the tree. I would have trouble holding it and shooting at the same time. Something would be bound to jiggle.

Comments are closed.