Wednesday, January 6, 2010

another reason why i love my husband ...

i've been drooling over and investigating and begging for and researching a new lens for my camera.

after several months of feeling like i'm sitting at a stop light with my camera ... i thought i finally found my answer ... and it was a bit more affordable than what i really wanted (which was the 1.4). 

a 50 mm 1.8

the morning of christmas eve ... we decided to snap a quick picture of ourselves doing our yearly tradition of coloring a page in our christmas coloring book ...

photographic evidence ... (but not the picture of us actually COLORING it ... because i kinda resemble a house in that picture) ...


and as we were setting the camera upon the tripod ... that was taller than me ... and hadn't yet seen the light of day ... jeremy asked me to get my other lens ... as i walked back into the kitchen/living room/dining room (yes ... it's a small house) ...

stella remarked ...
is that your new lens mommy?
and immediately got an oops look upon her face ...

and jeremy responded with ...
would you like to open your present now?

and inside the box was a
50 mm 1.4

yes ... the 1.4 ...
the one that i actually dreamt about and drooled over after deciding that i could actually only just afford the 1.8

(to all ye non-camera people out there ... i'm sorry about the boringness in this post)

want to see the difference?? ...
my favorite ornament with my old lens ...


crappity crappy picture ...

and the same ornament on the same tree at just about the same time of day...
taken with the newest love of my life ... i mean ... my new lens ...


and all along ... he had told me that he didn't get me anything for christmas ... he just didn't mention the fact that the kids got me something ...

and in case you are wondering ... i didn't get him anything either ... but the kids did ...

pajama pants from the girly-girls, two coke glasses from mcdonalds and the baby got matching t-shirts for daddy and him ...
(and in case you are wondering ... the bumper says grateful dad ... baby's says his name ... i promise i'll share that with you soon ... )

and yes ... the baby room is decorated purely in vw camper vans ... because it was the only boyish non traditional thing i could come up with ... maybe i'll share that in the next post ... because at this point ... i can't wait to get the baby in there ... and outta here ...

all pictures will be taken with my new lens ... of course ... because i don't think it's ever coming off my camera.

if there was a gift giving award ... i totally didn't win it this year.

what was on your wish list??

4 comments:

Casey said...

Oh too cool! We have a second lens for our D40 but I couldn't tell you anything about it except that it's for distance shots.

Love the VW, I used to have one and still love them to this day.

You've got a cool husband there. ;)

Jen said...

LOVE the lens! It's amazing what a difference it makes! Picture taking on a whole new level. My real wish list consists of a new kitchen, which I'm so never getting for Christmas, but Hubby did more than fine with the goods he did have under the tree :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

That's awesome. And I hope you have a happy birthday today!

Steph

Kelly said...

Now I have that lense on my list!!! Will u zap an email to me with the scoop about it??? WOW