Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tea, Anyone?

In a shameless attempt to catch up to my niece's superior photography skills, I purchased (yesterday) a new lens for my camera: a Canon 50mm f/1.8. I love this little beauty so far, though I haven't had much of a chance to use it yet, since I first had to recharge my camera's battery and I've been busy ever since. But here's a preview of what it'll do:



I love the way the background fades away, and we are encouraged to focus on one thing, like the way my imitation chintz teacup is obviously not level on the bottom.

6 comments:

willow said...

This is a lovely photograph! I'm very impressed!! :) I want a new camera for my birthday!

Marchelle said...

that lighting is amazing! i love the teapot bokeh. you are going to become addicted to that lens, and bokeh!

its supposed to be a good portrait lens, but i'm finding out not so much for moving toddlers... i need to check my AF settings on my camera. with non-human subjects though, it's wonderful!

i hope you put this on flickr so i can fave it!

Mary-Laure said...

It does wonders indeed. There's nothing like a good lens to make good pics, is there...

Marchelle said...

oh and "superior" - not too sure about that!! lol

also, i forgot to tell you, when you wrote GAWd the other day, i LOL'd when i realized what you meant!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

LOVE this photo. I fancy the tea cup (I inherited about 50 from my grandma, and my mom and I don't know what to do with them!). I'd love a new lens for my old school camera. I got and point and shoot digital from Santa last year, and I have to say...I've become attached to it and have "abandoned" my "real" camera. So...your photo was inspiring in many ways!. :-)

spacedlaw said...

Lovely picture. (came in via Willow's).
Greetings from Rome.