Old Tech: Softly Glowing (Spherical Aberration)

Challenge #47 in the Technology Enabling Art series. Hosted by ProfHankD.
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Submit any photograph captured using a modern digital camera with a lens that makes everything glow, as shown in the sample images. This effect, most often used to soften female portraits or create surreal landscapes, is caused by undercorrected spherical aberrations -- an optical flaw most prominent when shooting wide-open with fast lenses that predate cheap methods for producing aspheric elements (generally, before 1985). Canon has a little history of aspheric lenses at https://global.canon/en/imaging/l-lens/technology/aspherical_lenses.html
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Glow
Glow2
Morning Light
Blueberry
Garden Swirl
Tulip on acid
Ballustrada
Resistance
Forget-Me-Nots at Dusk
L1010136
wild grass
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DSC08024
DSC02705
Early fall walk under a tree canopy
BUTTERFLY AT REST
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SA Example
SA Example Landscape
A Glowy Macro
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