Mar 18, 2010

an afternoon with my 50

about a year ago, i had my camera sitting next to me while i was feeding my four month old son.  i changed the position of my legs, my camera fell to the floor, landing directly on the lens.  the front casing fell off, exposing the insides of the lenses.  ugh.  what a dumb accident.
in this time that i have been without my 50mm lens, i have been using my 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 and my 55-250mm 4-5.6.  they have been fine and i felt like i had been catching some great images with them.  until one day, i miraculously snapped the 50mm back together, and it worked for all of 20 min.  i was ecstatic and realized, ok steph, time to get a replacement.
i order a new 50mm on tuesday from adorama, chose the 3-4 day shipping, and was pleasantly surprised that my lens arrived yesterday morning!!!  how fantastic!
i immediately got shooting.  my boys were in the middle of having their snacks and watching some cartoons - great subjects as usual.  :)
here are some of the shots that i got. (a 50mm is a breathe of fresh air!)

i love the way ryan squats.  so cute.

poor ryan is teething - getting some of those bigger teeth in.  mommy kissing jack.  and the last two are the boys laughing at mommy - jack in the midst of eating his goldfish.


  1. Nice post! I can't imagine life without my prime lens. I don't have an 'upscale' zoom, so everytime I have to use it (like I will today), I am not the happiest camper. However, love what you got and make it work, right?!

  2. So excited for you! I know how stoked you were about getting it (maybe it was the coffee?) Can't wait to see what else you can do with it!

  3. Yay! for the new lens. I can't imagine the feeling of watching your glass shatter.

    I love your site Stephanie. Your designs, colors, and photography are a sweet mix of beauty and peacefulness.

    ~so nice to meet you!