Beautiful Moss

Except for Christmas decorations and so, there is not much colour in the season. I went through the city today and then I saw this moss growing over a wall. I like moss, I liked the underwater moss in my fish tanks, but normal moss is beautiful too. I was happy to find something green today, and I used my 50mm lens wide open because I wanted to get a very blurry background and a focus on the moss. I hope you like this photo, it’s a minimalistic photo I guess. Continue reading Beautiful Moss

Shopping Mall Christmas Decoration

I like Christmas decoration. Now with the 50mm f/1.8g lens, that is even more interesting. I can take pictures of Christmas lights with bokeh, I find that very beautiful. I assume I will do this quite often in the future until I maybe get bored with the bokeh. But for now this is really interesting as I couldn’t do this well with my other lenses. Together with my mother, I was shopping in a mall today, and there was all kind of Christmas decoration. That was a great place to play with my lens. Continue reading Shopping Mall Christmas Decoration

Photo Shooting, Shopping And Tasty Bockwürstchen

I met my mother today because we wanted to go shopping together in a big shopping center. I shot some very cool portraits of my mother on the way to the malls, and even inside the shopping center because Christmas trees or any Christmas lights make a nice bokeh portrait background. We definitely had fun, although my mother is a bit shy because strangers were curious and looked, but I told her “You will get used to it”. As a German, I can tell you, taking photos or posing for a portrait is definitely not normal in Germany. For the … Continue reading Photo Shooting, Shopping And Tasty Bockwürstchen

Testing The 50mm Lens With My Cat

It’s raining outside and that means I don’t want to test my new 50mm lens outside yet. But I tested this lens already inside, especially at f/1.8 to get a nice blurry background or shallow depth of field. The problem is however that depth of field can become too shallow sometimes. Well, this is actually not a problem, it’s rather one of the reasons why I wanted to get this 50mm lens. What I meant is, that I do now have to get used to different aperture settings, or to be more exact to control this and to learn when … Continue reading Testing The 50mm Lens With My Cat

Unexpected Possibilities

I purchased my Nikon 50mm prime lens because I liked the fact that you can play with depth of field and bokeh according to different sources. On my DX sensor, 50mm are effectively seen 75mm, that means I thought this would also be a nice lens to try portrait photography and this is true. The weather is so bad that I don’t like to go outside with my camera, but I tested the new lens inside. I visited grandma and grandpa, and my uncle, and I shot several portrait photos and liked it. There are a couple of other reasons … Continue reading Unexpected Possibilities

Santa Claus Came Too Early And Brought Me A Nikon 50mm 1.8G

Yeah, Santa Claus came a bit too early this year. No, let me be serious now, I actually made a present to myself. As I mentioned in this post, I tried to get a used Nikon 50mm 1.8G lens for 120€. Yes, this mission is complete, the post was written three weeks ago, that means it took me three weeks to find the lens and to convince sellers to let me purchase it for this price. Now that I followed the lens for several weeks, I can tell you that the average German market price (used) for the lens is … Continue reading Santa Claus Came Too Early And Brought Me A Nikon 50mm 1.8G