This is what happens when a computer is too tired:
the.. orange... screen of death?
Currently finishing a swap package, trying to find some extra room to keep working on my BJD, and attempting to organize the entire house… While working two jobs. Why do I do this sort of stuff to myself?
Yesterday, I worked from 7:30-2, and then 4:30-8-:30.. today is a bit better (7:30-10:30, 5-9:30). But I am exhausted, and with one more shift to go! So, this post is a little bare, but I think I deserve a little bit of a break.. right?
I am *insanely* busy this week.. partially due to my poor planning. How does the Holiday season always just jump onto my lap? Although it doesn’t really help that my family decided to have Christmas early this year, pushing a lot of deadlines weeks ahead. I have a very special commission to have finished for the weekend, plus a bunch of food and gifts. I will have more updates about my projects next week, in the mean time enjoy this fun photo I took of a Mini-Con a while ago:
He's a dance machine! (Pun totally intended)
By the way, do you remember that blog contest I posted a few weeks ago here? Well, I won! I am very excited to be receiving that beautiful art doll. It is going to motivate me to start my art wall gallery that I have prepped and sitting in a pile. I will make a full post about this once I get the doll in the mail! (and yeah, I know, I have great luck in draws)
So I got my new lens in the mail today, and so of course I had to play with it. Who else to take photos of other than my adorable little model monsters?
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Filter: Hoya UV(0)
(for some reason I took this photo with my old lens instead of taking the new one out of the box.. oh well).
Initial reaction: I read a lot of reviews that said that this lens was somewhat flimsy in make.. but mine seems to be pretty stable. I was happy with how light the lens actually is though, which is maybe what they were referring to.
So, I put the f-stop all the way to 1.8, I wanted to see what this puppy could do (and this was the main reason why I chose this lens).
These two photos of Dante were taken inside, with no lights on and only a small amount of ambient window light (on an overcast day):
Ah look at the lovely blurred background! Loves.
I definitely notice the difference in the speed of the lens compared to my old one (I guess I should point out that I was using the kit lens before).
I decided to add a little bit of light for photographing Edi. He has always been difficult to photograph because he is all black, and does not like to sit still like Dante does.
So, I love this lens. I can not wait to make my Bokeh lens to put over it. My only complaint is that the auto focus seems a little iffy, it does not like to lock onto things, but I am still very happy with these results. I can not wait to do some photo shoots with this baby.
All of these photos are unedited, with the exception of my watermark.