Testing, testing. 1, 2, 3.

3 days ago I made the conscious (and correct!) decision to buy a new lens for my cameras. I had been thinking about upgrading my gear from 2008 since I started shooting for Inspirely. I was very tempted to upgrade my six-year-old D40, but decided against it since the D3100 I left in Atlanta is still in mint condition. 

I received my spanking new Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX in the mail today and decided to (figuratively) give it a whirl. I drove down to Bullcreek, a fave little spot of mine which you may have seen before in this shoot. I was able to catch the last bit of light before the sun set on me.

I still haven't nailed down the autofocus (for self-portraits), but the manual is great! I think with a little practice, I should be able to achieve optimal bokeh.

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There were also some lovely shots taken of my dinner, a loaded baked potato, that I normally would have shared. But after looking at the images, I'm much too full (of guilt that I ate the whole thing) to continue looking at them. I will upload the bonus spuds yet another day when my arteries are unclogged. But I digress.