I decided to give myself a New Years’ challenge to get a usable shot every day with a lens I don’t often use. I have several lense’s in my arsenal, but always end up grabbing a macro, telephoto, or a wide-angle lens to fit my need. January will be my 50mm month, and before we take the Christmas Tree down, I thought I would grab some shots with the bokeh in the background to showcase the aperture of my Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM a bit.
A small blooming orchid, which happens to be a rarity for me as I kill everything. However my mom “raised it” for a few months, and set Alexa reminders for me in terms of what to do. So far, so good. If it lives a year, maybe I’ll name her?
A Puppy Christmas Figurine We Put Out Every Year that my wife adores as it looks just like her buddy Paco. I thought the gems on the antlers were fun and would play well with the lighting and gave a more seasonal perspective for the shot.
OK, so this one is a little different. There was one flower left in the vase that had not wilted away, and a bee figurine that came in a plant we bought once (one of the dead ones aforementioned) that has earned a spot on top of an end table for some reason. They were the closest things handy that were photogenic, so ya, I did a thing.
Our new ginger kitten Darth (5 months old) decided to plot a squat on a blanket that was on the end table in front of the Christmas Tree, so I took the opportunity to snag a few clicks.
Last but not least before the tree comes down I thought a good use of the lens would be to get a shot of each of our Furbabies. Although they were all not very pleased about it, especially our old man Bear who is 14 and is lovably stubborn.
My wife bought a camera just a month after I did, and it is delightful to have a new hobby that we can enjoy and grow together after 25 years of marriage. Being able to explore and enjoy the outdoors, nature, and local beauty together as a shared passion keeps us strong and interested in each other and exploring the subtleties and beauty the world has to offer. Beautiful Art Prints, Canvas Prints, and Greeting Cards of nature photography, digital artistry, and images from around the world for you to own and enjoy.