There are times when a shop-bought lens just won't cut it. You can emphasise form through monochrome, but you can also exaggerate forms by bleeding the focus towards the edges. A single meniscus lens, ripped from a different camera, can provide a selective focus on the key elements of the subject, but it also generates a certain fun factor. In this shot one art form chases another.
Sculpture and memorials can make good subject matter if the design amplifies the message, such as in the Merchant Seafarers' War memorial in Cardiff. If people can engage with it in a personal way then the work becomes all the more relevant as public art. Once again, the meniscus lens can soften the detail while throwing the background into abstraction.