Monday, May 11, 2009

More with the new lens and WINNER!

Ok, first things first (cause I know this part is more exciting to you!), the WINNER of my Mother's Day give away was #56 - which means SHER, it's YOU!
Sher said...

Happy Mothers Day !
Looking forward to seeing lots of great pics taken with your new lens. Enjoy!

5/10/2009 7:32 PM

Email me at to claim your prize!

I had tons of fun getting to know my new lens yesterday. I have to say, it's a bit different working with a fixed focus and getting to know it's focal distance, but oh, wow - the clarity and depth of field this lens produces? I can see me falling in love soon! Tell me what you think. These photos of my Turner and his army men were my first practice. To tell you how great the depth of field is, let me say that T's face was DIRECTLY behind those men - no more than a few inches. Unreal, I think!
See what I mean? Falling in love!

Before I head out for the day, I had to tell you about one my favorite gifts from my children. I want to make sure to get it down here so I don't let this memory get away from me. While I was opening the sweet handmade gifts from my boys, my oldest tucked in one of his hard-earned dollars with the card he had made for me (complete with a picture of the entire family he drew!). I looked at him in shock asking why he had given me a $1 when had had already made me such a beautiful present. He looked at me and smiled and told me it was for a McDonald's diet coke! I about died. Does my kid know me or what? Hee! I am truly one blessed mama!

Happy Monday, all!


Melanie said...

okay, adding the $1 for the coke is the sweetest thing ever. :)

mustangkayla said...

How sweet is that? Great pictures!

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

ok...boys are just awesome ain't they? so is that lens!!!

AmyInKy said...

I remember your LO about your love for McDonald's diet coke and also remember how excited you were when they brought back "$1 any size drinks." That was a thoughtful gift for you!

elana k said...

What a great story--definitely one to remember!! And I love the pics! Keep having fun with that new lens. :)

Kimmie said...

oh my goodness how sweet is that. My ds spent his 3.00 at my sisters yard sale...i got some bowls and a cafeteria

Enjoy your diet coke

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, the dollar story is just killing me! Love it! and that lens? um, i'm totally green with envy here. And now that i see your photos, I MUST have it! :)

Melanie said...

love the whole dollar for the diet coke! too sweet. that lens is amazing, and continue to have fun with it!

Danni Girl said...

These photos are absolutely amazing! I totally agree. Were these taken with your new Canon 50mm f1.8?

Tara Orr said...

wow - I need that lens (and your eye for photos!) Amazing pics!! Your little man is the sweetest thing ever! What a great memory!

Anonymous said...

I love my 50mm lens and I really should use it more often other then for just portraits :)

Your pictures turned out great with it :)

Karen M