It’s been a while! since my last post, and a lot has been going on. The Holiday season was busy this year with work, travel, and writing a Ph.D. thesis. One thing I didn’t get to do as much of as I would like is photography…although I was still able to sneak in a bit. =] Here is a quick review of the highlights from the past few months.
Anderson. You may remember baby Anderson from back in September. Well, we got to do an update and awesomely-fun Holiday session in early December, at 2-1/2 months of age. Here are a few of my favorites:
Next is the random sharp-shinned hawk that dropped by outside our apartment window. It looked like he had a nice city rat lunch.
Then came Christmas. Amy and I took a trip to see my family this year and spent a wonderful week in Seattle. While there were frequent coffee shop visits and a bit of daily writing, we had a well-needed relaxing time hanging out with my nephew. He’s become quite the talented shutterbug himself.
Then there’s the new 50. =] I have owned and written about this lens before, but also reluctantly sold my earlier copies. Perhaps it was all the recent baby shoots where we were shooting indoors and 35mm was just a little wide (and I had no where near enough room for 85mm), but I missed the 50mm focal length dearly. Surprise, surprise, a new lens showed up right at the new year!
It’s amazing how truly thin your depth of field can be when shooting at f/1.2.
So far just a few test photos around the house, but I don’t think I will let this one go again.
I shoot with Canon cameras. =] These photos were shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Digital SLR and a and a Canon EOS 7D 18MP Digital SLR. Lenses used: Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L and a Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II.