Great week photographically speaking since I discovered freelensing. It’s still a skill that needs mastering, but I am getting there. Freelensing is a technique where you basically take the shot with the lens detached from the camera. This produces some unexpected and interesting regions of focusing, along with certain light leeks and vignetting. The trick is to find the right focal plane position by tilting and turning the lens. This takes some time and of course many unusable shots like I found out. But the ones you nail are definitely unique in their character and style.
I won’t be going through explaining freelensing since this was already done in great detail by Sam Hurd on this article. The only thing that I would add if you’re using that same Nikkor 50mm 1/1.8 D lens is to start out by NOT taking it apart yet since it it has an aperture lock that will keep it open once it’s off the camera body (usually Nikkor lenses default to highest f number when they are off camera unlike Canon lenses). I suspect Sam I will obviously have more freelensing (aka “poor man’s tilt shift”) photography, but I still yet need to master the skill before I start posting something. In the mean time if you are a Google+ person, find me on my Google+ profile where I post daily.