I have been inspired (or is it mildly depressed?) by the many brilliant photographers in this bloggy world of ours, and especially with their brilliant photos. Upon further research, I found that many of them use a fixed 50mm lens and they also 'get' apertures, ISO's, shutter speeds in practice, not only theory. My small brain can't seem to get a decent grasp on any of that stuff, but I thought I could check out the 50mm lens. Those cool photographers have the cooler and more expensive 50mm f/1.4 lens, but my budget only allowed for the 50mm f/1.8 lens which was really really cheap as far as lenses go - ($125).
It arrived in the mail about 36 hours after I went late night online shopping, and I had a go. These were my first three photos in order as they were taken, and straight out of the camera. Think I'm pretty happy with my little acquisition. Amelia has just got out of the pool and I snapped her, telling her I needed to experiment with my new lens. She had come first in the running race at the athletics carnival that day, and wanted me to take the photo of her '1st' sticker in the palm of her hand. You can make out the wrinkly water logged pool fingers.
Minutes after we went for a barbecue with the extended family at a local park to celebrate eldest girls 11th birthday! Photos included a hug with Grandad,
yet another standard cousins shot (hey they're only young and willing once!)
and the equally standard photo of the birthday cake, which was cupcakes, cause they're easier than cutting a cake on location. Paper patty cake things are from IKEA! Happy Birthday big girl!