September 19, 2008
I wrote a post today already but I can't help it. I just have to share my happiness with my new lens. The last big splurge arrived today, my new Nikkor 50 mm f/1.4. Simply put this lens has a very large aperture which lets more light into my camera. More light means faster shutter speeds in lower light conditions (faster shutter speeds are better since the picture is sharper, less blurry). A wide open aperture (the lower the f stop the bigger the aperture - go figure) also creates shallow depth of field (focal point in focus, everything else fuzzy). I go weak in the knees for shallow depth of field photos.
Ok, enough speak. Here are some photos with my new lens.
I like this photo of the books too, not because it's the greatest photo (every photographer and their dog has a shallow DoF book shot) but because these were Laurent's bedtime books from last night. Let's see a little poetry, American history, classic children's stories, a library book called Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf and some outdated Time Life books on Reptiles and Plants. Funny thing is he can't "read" yet. Man, I love that kid.
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