3/14/2010

Portrait Lens

We made a quick trip to the farm this weekend as my nieces were passing through on their spring break. I only saw them for about 24 hours but it will hold me over until May when I will be going down for Kate's first communion and birthday. It was the first time that I had an opportunity to try out my new lenses on the girls and I have fallen in love with the little Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. Henceforth it shall be known as my portrait lens here. It is so tiny but captures such amazing closeup images of faces. I just set my camera to the portrait setting and let the lens do the rest of the work. I cropped the top shot pretty tight because I could and I thought Savannah's eyes were absolutely amazing in the shot.

The next one is more natural of her and the playful spirit she is developing. She is only 3 and I was really afraid that with them moving so far away I wouldn't develop the same relationship with her as I have with the other girls. We really seemed to bond this weekend and I will continue to talk to her as much as I can on the phone so that she can have the full crazy Aunt Paige experience as the other girls have known.

I really liked this last shot despite or perhaps because you can't see their faces. I was putting my camera away when I saw Savannah sitting up on Grandpa's lap with her little legs crossed just so.

I'll share some of the pictures of our Easter egg dying when it gets closer to Easter. I hope you are all having a nice Monday. With the glorious sun shining and spring in the air I really can't complain too much about a sore foot now can I.

13 comments:

Jo said...

I have a 50 mm f1.4 and it is my go to girl for almost everything. I get plenty of exercise when I use it since it is a prime lens and requires me to move to the subject!! You cannot go wrong with this lens!!

Nancy said...

So very cute!

Ann said...

The shots are great. Just look at those beautiful eyes. I like that last one too, that's just too cute.

mamacooker said...

Adorable.

Lala's Pequenos said...

Great shots! I really need to get a better camera!
-Alessandra

Patrice-The Soap Seduction said...

Adorable:)

Nancy said...

Wow, that first photo is especially eye catching. Gorgeous Paige!

selahestelle said...

Her eyes are amazing in that shot! You are such a good auntie! Maybe when she's older, you could send actual snail mail to each other; that would be very special!

elsiee said...

GORGEOUS girls, gorgeous photos!

Hot Rocks said...

Lovely portraits...nice job!

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

you are just loving that camera, aren't you! I am so jealous!

jenn said...

The girls are beautiful!

Johnnie said...

Oh my. Those pics are crazy cute. Just reading your blog for the first time today. You have encouraged me to invest in a new lens for my DSLR, and reminded me how precious nieces are. I will be following along.
Blessings...

 

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