Florida Through a New Lens

One of the Christmas gifts I received this year was a new lens for my DSLR camera. The boy got me a 50mm 1.4f lens! We were in Florida over the holiday, and I couldn’t wait to try it out. Verdict: I am in LOVE with it! Super speedy focusing and beautiful blurred backgrounds make me happy. Here are some shots I took while getting to know my new lens:

Do you have an SLR or DSLR? What’s your favorite lens to use?

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Kitschy Gift Swap

Kitschy gift swap

A few weeks ago, Caitlin had the brilliant idea to host a gift swap. But not just any gift swap: a gift swap centered around the cheap, touristy, kitschy stuff from around where you live. Seeing as Austin in particular and Texas in general is chock full of that kind of thing, this seemed like a breeze on my end. Plus I’d get paired with someone from some other part of the country, and get a bunch of random, possibly fascinating slices of localized culture in return. Needless to say, I signed up. I was paired up with Ashley, who […]

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