For my birthday, and because I had earned some extra cash from taking pictures for people. I was able to purchase an AF-S DX Nikkor 35millimeter f/1.8G fixed focal length lens for my camera! I was so excited to see what a low, wide open aperture like that would do for my photography. I knew having a lens wide open makes a very shallow depth of field. causing much of the background to fall out of focus, emphasizing whatever your subject is.
I was taking pictures for the first half of the day with my regular 18-55 zoom lens that came with my Nikon D5000. The first image made with my new lens is the one of my husband, Brandon in the camera store. You'll see the difference that a wide open aperture makes in the photos that follow that one. Hawaii is a tough place to use a low aperture though, because it's always so bright! I had to set the ISO to one of the lowest settings my camera has: Lo200 for many of the full daylight photos. But the results were so great. I fell in love with this lens and how it made me move and be more thoughtful of the photos I make.
|Bee on unknown Waikiki flower|
|car door handle view!|
|Maia's new ring (actually a toe ring)|
|Banyan at International Market place. Right around here was Ainahau, Hawai'i's princess Ka'iulani's estate. A Sheraton hotel now sits where the estate was.|
|not happy with Waikiki|
|happy to eat|
|first shallow depth of field shot in the parking garage|
|poinsettia can grow year round here|