89: Puzzled


My little Puzzle Masters were hard at work this evening, and I forgot to have them clean up after themselves before we tucked them into bed. It's a many-times-a-day feeling to get frustrated with the mess I am constantly walking around/walking over/stubbing my toes on, but from what those older and wiser have told me, I am sure there will come a day when the house will feel too clean. I know there will come a day when I'll wish the floor showed some signs of life. So in the meantime I will try to look at the mess with a heart of joy and I praise God for the children who left the house looking like a tornado tore through it.

4 Responses to “89: Puzzled”

  1. Cas:

    Nice depth of field! What lens did you shoot it with? Did you add extra blurring in post? What all do you have for lenses?

    PS- It’s a shame you let Clay bring you to the dark side (aka Canon)

  2. kim:

    Thanks Cas! I shot this with my 50mm 1.8, no extra blurring, just had the aperture wide open. I also have an 18-70 lens, and have been contemplating for a while what I should add to my bag next. Any suggestions?
    As for the dark side, I haven’t been taken in yet. I’m really attached to my D70 and don’t like the idea of getting rid of it. Once Clay gets his camera we’ll do some comparison shooting and see if it makes sense for me to hang onto mine or get a Canon too so we can share lenses.

  3. Cas:


    Cool, i didn’t know you had a 50mm! The 50mm f/1.8 is a great lens (i wish I had one… that or the 50mm f/1.4 or the 85mm f/1.8). As far as lens suggestions, you probably want something in the telephoto range since you have the normal range covered (and I’d recommend getting telephoto before a specialty ultra wide-angle). I love my 18-200 for outdoor stuff because it’s so versatile (but it’s not very good in low light without flash). I’ve heard good things about the 70-300 VR, and It’s cheaper than the 18-200 with more zoom (but again, a slow lens, which isn’t good for dim-lit churches).

    I’m not going to go into it in great detail, but my word of advice (if you’re really serious about photography), is to switch to full frame as soon as you can afford it and invest in full-frame lenses. http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/full-frame-advantage.htm will give you a bit of info on what full-frame (or “FX” in Nikon-speak) is all about. A google search will give you lots more info on the full-frame advantage.

    I hate to say it, but you’ll probably like the Canon alot better just for the simple fact that it’s 6 years newer than the D70 (and that long in “technology-years” is eons). It will be faster, better in low light, and make sharper, better images than the Kikon just cuz it’s newer. Plus great video.

  4. Becky Fehr:

    Seriously cool how you focused in on the middle pieces and fuzzed out the rest!

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