Birthday! Christmas! Excitement!

The moment I heard my door bell ring and my dog launch into her telltale OCD barking I immediately catapulted into spasms of delight and raced to the front door. What, you may be wondering, would cause chaotic barking, excited spasms, and unexpected cardio? Perhaps a diamond necklace, or a new pair of shoes, maybe Hugh Jackman himself was at my front door…or even better, a babysitter! (heh, just kidding Isaac.)

I must admit those are all very well thought out guesses that would indeed elicit the same response. But no, the package awaiting my greedy hands was my new 85mm!

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Ah yes, that beautiful glass specimen just itching to snatch magic out of the air at the hands of this artist. I couldn’t wait to give a whirl and OH boy is this lens beautiful. Here’s a “straight out of camera” (SOOC = no editing whatsoever, if you ever cared to learn such a thing) shot of my silly, handsome husband and my long-suffering pup.

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Most new lenses need a few trial runs to get the hang of how they interact with light and focusing speed etc., and this one is no different. It soaks up light like a sponge and opens up a world of possibilities for my photographic adventures! I can’t wait to showcase more photos shot with this lens.

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