Tuesday, July 24, 2007


I'm back from my weekend trip to the Brazos Valley even more tired than before I left. But the trade-off is that I got to spend tons of time with my 8-month-old niece, Jasmine, who was in town from Florida visiting the grandparents. I hadn't seen her since January. She's grown so much and has the cutest little grin I've ever seen:

Uncle 'Mayne is so much fun, if you didn't already know:

she'll be deadly soon:

I took most of these in extremely low available light with my 50mm 1.8, which is one of my favorites. It's light, cheap, and stupid sharp. But the extra speed of the 50mm 1.4 has me intrigued. When I was a beginner (way back!) I'd sometimes be perplexed at why pros would pay 2, 3, or 4 times more for an extra stop of light. But the more I do what I do, the more I'm exposed extreme lighting situations. A single stop could mean the difference between a shot in the can or a blurry mess. And nice bokeh can't be beat.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

you came to bryan/college station and didn't even tell me....shame on you! and your niece is adorable, she looks just like Macy!