Monday, July 22, 2013

Learning to Love My 35mm

I rarely go out in my yard anymore to just take photos because I want to. It's not because I don't want to but I feel like I've photographed everything there is out there. Haha. My yard, our flowers, the trees, the grass.... Photographing nature is how I learned about my camera. I would go out every day and take pictures. Unfortunately, I still have those photos and unfortunately, you could probably find some really embarrassing, silly blog posts featuring fifty flower photos but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do. I will credit my yard for a lot of what I know now. Haha. 

But anyway, I came home from the gym on Friday and looked at my camera just sitting lonesome on my shelf and I realized I needed to go out and play. I needed to go out and play with my 35mm 1.4L. I've had that lens for about three months now and I don't love it. I know, I'm crazy. The focus on mine is tricky and since I'm such a huge fan of background blur, it's not as easily accomplished with the 35, because it's a wider focal length. So I've kind of disowned the lens a little bit lately and I knew I needed to go spend some time making myself like it. Granted, these photos are just from my yard, but it was nice to find beauty on a cloudy, Friday evening in a very green backyard. And I will say, I like the lens a little more. :) When I pulled these photos into Lightroom, I felt like doing something dramatic with the editing to spice it up so I used a VSCO preset that I barely ever use but love. It's a fun one. Brownie points for anyone who can tell which preset it is. :)


  1. Oh dear. Meredith. Every one of these is stunning.Wow

  2. I desperately need a new camera. This one looks like it takes amazing pics! Found you on Emily's blog :)