10 September 2009

in the mail and around the house

Guess what came in the mail today…..


….my new Canon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens!!


Just in time for my fabulous photo op this weekend that my neighbor and I will be attending.  I was given two pregame sideline passes to the LSU Tigers home opener against Vanderbilt.  To enjoy the band parading to the stadium and  then enter the stadium through the North endzone and be on the field inside this stadium that holds 90,000+……oh the picture opportunites!!

I gave the lens several test shots this afternoon shooting the Halloween decorations that the boys and I have enjoying placing throughout our home this week..

halloween decor w new lens2

The boys were so thrilled to decorate for Halloween this year that, though we know it’s a wee-bit early, we did indeed decorate regardless!!  It was fun!! 

I have lots of practice ahead of me, nonetheless, I do believe this lens will eventually produce the oh-so coveted blurry backgrounds, or Bokeh, that I’m looking for. 

Have a great weekend and I’ll be back following the LSU Tigers and New Orleans Saints home openers!! 


Courtney and the Boys said...

LOVE. THAT. LENS. Your pics are great! I keep that lens on my camera most of the time. And woo-hoo for you for putting up your decorations already!

"You've got spirit, Yes you do!" :)

Pam said...

You've definitely gotten into the Halloween spirit! And to think that silly neighbor thought they could really beat you to the Halloween "punch." I think you showed them!

Stephanie RN BSN (to be!) said...

I agree with Courtney! Unless I'm wanting to shoot something at a distance, I ALWAYS use that lens...it's my absolute favorite! It produces such great pictures.