My wife got me an extremely cool new lens for my birthday. The lens design is based on the lens made by Charles Chevalier in 1839 that Daguerre used on his cameras. It is manual focus and uses Waterhouse aperture plates. The camera only controls ISO and shutter speed. This lens has forced me to slow down and think very differently about what and how I am shooting. This is a good thing. It has also forced me to go back and relearn a lot of stuff I forgot when I started shooting digitally. Here is the link for those that are interested: https://shop.lomography.com/en/lens...rt-lens/daguerreotype-achromat-art-lens-brass These images are from my first real outing with the lens. All of these images were taken at Hale Farm and Village in Bath, Ohio. Hale Farm is one of the Western Reserve Historical Society properties. WRHS is located in Cleveland. It is a 19th Century Village built around some of the farm’s original buildings and other period buildings that were moved there. I figured a 19th Century setting was the right place for a 19th Century lens. The focusing on this lens is very good. How soft the focus is depends on the size and design of the aperture plate. In various images I was trying to capture a sense of what a Daguerreotype might have looked like, a sense of this being a long ago time and place, or a sense of the living history they preserve. Some of the images are cropped to the Daguerreotype aspect ratio (8.5 x 6.5). The only post processing was to adjust some lighting, cropping, and cloning out the occasional road sign. .