I'm in a bit of a rush today. I didn't get a lot of time to play. I had to make homemade pizza crust for homemade pizza tonight. Yep for all of you out there that have had my hubby's homemade pizza you are missing out on our dinner tonight. My husband's pizza is quite legendary. Tiny people have been known to engorge themselves on it and rumors get around town so that nobody wants anything else but his pizza when they come over to visit. Makes life easy for me.
Today as an early birthday gift for me, my wonderful husband Jonny got me a brand new lens. The "Nifty Fifty" as it is called!! It is a 50mm fixed, F1.8D Lens. I'm hoping to use it more with my portraits and the wedding that I am doing in September. The large aperture (F1.8) is great for low light conditions. It also does a good job of blurring the background which will be useful for portraits as well. Here is my photography geek picture for today of the new lens on my camera for my fellow bloggers to see. I took it with my el cheapo point and shoot Canon so I won't put the specifics down. I know, I know I'm breaking the rules. Whoever said that we at 3 Chicks and A Dude are even remotely good at following the rules? The lens itself as you can see is pretty small, so it will be nice and easy to carry around. I'm loving it!
Now Onward to my "real" photo.
I wanted to go play with my new lens, but..... Unfortunately it was disgustingly warm today and very sunny, but Mother Nature decided to give us a storm this evening. So that is what I practiced on. The picture is nothing fancy or special, but no fill lights or flash were used. Just the large aperture. It goes with Jay'me's cloud shot from yesterday. I saw the front coming on and rushed outside to photograph it. The temperatures had to have dropped about 30 degrees while I was out there and the wind picked up. I would love to have been able to get some lightning. Anybody have any advice on how to do that?
Lens 50mm fixed
No Flash, natural lighting
Until then I am off to have homemade pizza. Yummm!