Grateful Day Fifty-five

As a reward for achieving a goal, I purchased the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX lens and it arrived Friday, 29 July. I have been keeping my eye on a prime lens (fixed focal-length) for some time due to the wide range of low-light and narrow depth of field applications. I was going to take a photo of the lens and the box but I thought that sort of this was pretty unoriginal and I figured it would be better to give an illustration of what I wanted it for.

Here is the first photo I made with the lens – you’ll notice that the couple inches of the bench are in sharp focus and as it gets further away from the edge it gets less and less in focus. The background is out of focus and “blown out.” This effect is called “bokah” and is one of the things that makes great photos.

Love the bokah!

I am grateful for my new prime lens and look forward to making photos with it!

ISO 200, 35mm, f/1.8, 1/2000 sec

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