For my birthday, Jimmy gave me a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II camera lens. I haven't had too much time to play with it, but so far it seems really good. I like the shallow depth of field and the bokeh (i.e. blurriness). Here are just a few photos that I've taken around the house to test it out.
Pretty cool, right? And these are the compressed images so they look even better through iPhoto. I'm still having some problems getting that sharp focus on what I'm aiming for, which is usually the eyes on a person or pet, but I'm having fun with it. Thanks, Jimmy!
Jimmy laughed at this photo when he saw it. He called it "Graham Cracker in Repose" and said I should enter it into First Friday. I could do a whole series on breakfast foods, like a doughnut with a sunrise behind it. The series would be about obesity in America, called "Oberica". We laughed our asses off about it, but the sad thing is, if I could bullshit enough about it, it probably could be called "art" by some.
Also, some people have mentioned that they can't comment on posts through Facebook on their phone. I've done some work to fix that, so hopefully if you comment on the Facebook post, it should also show up on the blog. I'll cross my fingers that it works.