Mama's Got a New Lens

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

To say I had a fantastic Christmas would be a total understatement. It really was a blast, though utterly exhausting. And, I totally cleaned up in the gift department. Hubs really treated me to some fabulous presents. I received a new 50 mm f/1.4 and some HDR software to play with - yea! happy dance ;)  He also gave me some new clothes. The guy knows how to make a girl happy!  So, I've been having a grand old time playing with my new gear, and I guess the pressure it on to click it up a notch! Here are a few of my first attempts:

 The tree in HDR: (the blown out blob at the bottom is my "gift of light" decoration.) I really didn't have my camera set up properly for this shot but it was fun to play with. I have much more to learn!

 Fun with my new 50 mm:






What was your favorite gift?
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Katherines Corner said...

gorgeous photos gorgeous family, gorgeous! Hugs

deb duty said...

Sounds like a fabulous Christmas! I think the tree shot looks great. I love how the lights are glowing! And the kids' portraits are just beautiful! Have fun with your new lens and software!

Em S said...

Such cute faces to photograph!

Elaine A. said...

These are fabulous! You're gonna love that new lens (although you already do, right?) :)

I was happy to get a tripod from my hubby. Our guys know what we photogs like.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I don't really understand how different lenses work, but wow, those pictures are phenomenal!

tiarastantrums said...

one of my fav lens to use!!

Tamar SB said...

Your tree is stunning, love that glow! And your kiddos are just stunning! Their eyes are so deep and full of life! Enjoy your new lens!

Yona said...

I am mesmerized by the Christmas tree photo - so beautiful! I would love to learn how to take pictures like that - all the shots are great.

Following you from Favorite Things Thursday.

bridgetstraub said...

I love the pics of the kids!

SupermomWannabe said...

Beautiful tree and beautiful kids (all captured with beautiful photography!) I just got a D5100 which I will be playing with but I have A LOT to learn...beginner here.

Kim said...

Wow, congratulations!! Which software program did you get?

Have fun with the new lens. My 50mm is my favorite lens.

Kim said...

Wow, congratulations!! Which software program did you get?

Have fun with the new lens. My 50mm is my favorite lens.

Gina Kleinworth said...

YAY- I am so happy for you! Looks like you are already rockin' it. Beautiful shots!

I have the f/1.8 50mm & it does a decent job. I can only imagine the f/1.4 :)

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Yay for the new lens! awesome captures especially the tree, beautiful! My fav gifts was my new kitchen aid mixer and my macro flash ring. I am having fun playing with both :)

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Excellent! This is coming from a photographer's wife. Stopping by via Katherine's Corner.

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for linking up at Thursday Favorite things at Katherines Corner xo

Mya Maternity said...

Sounds like you had a great Christmas. Beautiful pictures.

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