Sunday Fun With The Nifty 50
It was another cold week here in the Great State of New Jersey. And while the days are slowly but surely keeping their daylight a little bit longer, I just didn’t do a lot of shooting last week. Then, the ice kinda broke on Sunday. I tried to do some “Winterscape” images in my backyard but nothing really stuck.
Then, begining with my little girl’s snack time, and then following through family coming over to celebrate my wife’s birthday with a simple dinner of pizza and wine, I broke through alittle. I took off my normal walkaround lens and put on my Canon 50 mm f1/8 II. Ahhh….I needed that.
I picked up this lens just about a year ago as I thought it would be a nice lens for my food photography at a good price (about $80). While to me, it’s not a fast lens when on autofocus, it does a very nice job when focused manually. Color and saturation is nice and sharpness is good as well. And I just love the background falloff that I get with this lens.
So, I started with snack time. Jello pudding cups and a 21-month old..perfect together….
Enjoying some Napa Valley cab, in some Napa tumblers, with some New Jersey pizza.
Relaxing, finally. Well, not me, but one of my shaggy pups, Roxie. The background bokeh is hints of light from my fireplace.
Sometimes the small lens is the one to go with as it delivers the results you’re looking for.
In other news…
Decided to submit one of my environmental portraits to Faces a judged competition put on by Photo District News.
Not sure if my stuff stands up, but I’d like to try to do a few submissions this year to see what kind of response, if any, I get.
Personally, I think Thomas has quite the interesting face. The other enteries are pretty good, and I have no idea what the judges are really looking for, but I think this face tells a story. He’s a working man with an eye to the past and an expensive hobby.
Wish me luck!
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