new perspective

January 05, 2009

Santa brought a new lens for the Nikon D-80. It’s a portrait lens, very fast and bright. Note the lovely depth of field. However, it’s been forever since I’ve used a fixed lens, and I need a lot more practice at it. Here are my inaugural shots. I didn’t crop these but WordPress did, sorry. Barkis is my guinea dobe:

unretouched with the 85mm f/1.8D
unretouched with the 85mm f/1.8Dblurred background is also known as "bokeh"


handsome little dude
handsome little dude
okay, so now hes getting bored...everyones a critic...
okay, so now he's getting bored...everyone's a critic...

  • Great shots. Our kids got hubby a D200 for his birthday before we went to South Africa. He had a nice zoom lens that made the little black dots in my pictures into real big hippos.

  • Aw, what a patient doggy. Beautiful photos! Aw, no more snow.

    I’m a horrible photographer which is why my camera is a cheap POS. 🙂 It’s funny you use the word “Inaugural” because in this town, it’s used a lot nowadays and not in the “first time use” sense of the word. As exciting as a new President is, I’m so not looking forward to the nuttiness that surrounds the Inauguration. Part of me is curious, but not enough to go near the city.

  • Love it ! Barkis is a great guinea dobe. (Does he know that is what he is ? VBG !) Lens does just that…….lovely Barkis portraits.

    I keep meaning to find time to haul out my older Vivitar or Canon and use it like I used to. I like the digital, being so quick, right to the computer, but I miss my 35 mm…..I really like those photos you shot with it.

    More food for thought, in all the “spare” time I have.

    Thank you for sharing !

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