The lens came in yesterday, so I spent a little time this evening playing. I took some pictures of a few of our Christmas decorations so I could get my blog page in the holiday spirit. The new lens is a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D (I have a Nikon D50). Its purpose (or at least the reason why I got it!) is to create the fun blurry backgrounds behind the subject of the picture. I don't claim to know how it works - something about having a very open lens? All I know is that one of my favorite bloggers uses it, swears by it, and takes amazing pictures. So I'm in!
Here are some shots of a few of our decorations (we have 6 huge bins, so this is only a small glimpse). And, for kicks, I'm throwing in a few of the girls tonight, too, since I know some (errrr, one) of my readers would be upset without a couple of kid pics.
We need to get her some matching shoes for this fairy gown...
Just wait until these ornaments are on the TREE, Mommy. Can you say, "d-e-s-t-r-u-c-t-i-o-n"?