I had a different post in mind today, one with old baby pictures of yours truly, to celebrate the day. But my scanner didn’t get the memo that it was my birthday and decided to be testy with me. Rather than fight with it (the nerve), I thought I’d share some photos I took with a birthday gift I got earlier this week – a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens (thanks, Mom!).
The other post was pretty funny, though. There were photos of me stuffing my face with cake and photos of me walking around pants-less as a baby because I refused to put any on. You missed out, internets, so blame the scanner.
I haven’t had a lot of time to play with my new lens (if it sounds familiar, I first mentioned it here), but early tests have me smiling. I like the wide open aperture and the super shallow depth of field (I love that everything looks a little dreamy and blurry). I have to admit, it’s funny having a fixed lens – I keep trying to zoom in! It’s also an adjustment to remember to sit back in order to get it to focus, because I’m so used to leaning forward and adjusting my lens. I’ll be taking it out to the state fair this weekend, so here’s hoping I can learn on the fly.
I’m taking off the rest of the day, and tomorrow, too. My boss said it was okay. See you Monday!
Don’t forget, my Birthday Sale is still going on!