Project 52 | THIRTY SIX

Metadata: f/1.4, 1/160, ISO 1250

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Notice anything different in that metadata??? :):):)

I have a new baby. A new little beast in my aresenal. I have been wanting (and saving for) the 35mm f/1.4L for years…and she finally arrived. I am so so so excited–not only to have a prime L glass lens, but to have this prime L glass lens. She is already pushing me. The 35L is not a portrait lens. It’s fairly unflattering when used in that way. It is a storytelling lens, and that is just what it is making me do. Step back. Step back again. Think. Capture. Reframe. Capture. It’s a little like life right now. What do I want to remember?

I haven’t purchased new glass since I bought my camera two and a half years ago. My BFF gifted me a lensbaby about a year ago, that is fun to play with, but really hard to use with little kids. I used it for some newborn everett shots that I still haven’t edited–and it was fun! I had a brief affair with the 50mm. Then sold it. I am just not a 50mm shooter. Then I picked up the 28mm again, and well…once you shoot through L glass it is reeaaaally hard to go back. I really love my 24-70L. I use it 99% of the time. I am not a gear junkie. I am not a big spender. I wait & wait & buy when I can afford & am ready to grow. So now, there is a new girl in town. I am hoping that her size makes her a little more portable. I want to take my camera with me more. & I can’t wait to play with this wide, sharp, fast beast of a lens. She was worth the wait! & now I can’t imagine ever needing another lens. :)

& can we talk about these golden locks???

I was blonde until five years ago…and my roots still are. :) So fun to see a baby who has at least some of my genes! ha!

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& Project 52 is off to a very collaborative start! If you’d like to join in–it’s not too late. Here’s everything you need to know about

my 2012 Project 52.

& those of you who are linking up (please let me know if you need to be edited/added!):

Adventures in MommyhoodAnd NowAubrey My LoveBlossoms & VintageBugs & Boo-Boos Candice CravesCandidly Colette Caynay PhotographyChristina’s Project 52 Chronicles of KTClaire Jane The Crain’s Nest Dana Moran Photography The Daulton Dabbler Englexas Everything Eatherton Fairy Wings & Dinosaurs Finding Joy Firecracker MamaFreckled PinkFrom Stanwood to Seoul Gin & Juice Boxes Heather Marie PortraitsIci & LaIt’s a Graham LifeIt’s a Strange & Lovely RideKate L Photography Keeping up with the Carters Kim Percival PhotographyLiving for Love Lizzi Photography Mahina & Lucas Mama Bethany McLain Padilla Photography Mist Moments Memories by Mere Moments & Impressions The Mommyhood Memos Moo with Me Moxie Made My Tots TravelNavigating the MothershipNicole Dina PhotographyOh the Places We’ll GoOur Baby Behr Our Splendid Little Life Phreckle Face Photography Quiet FootstepsRachel Gray PhotographyThe Robersons Shades of Bliss Shutter Mama BlogSide of the TableSimply Us Snaps of Our LifeSquamish Baby The Todd’sTruly Dedicated Mommy We Aren’t Scared of SugarWe’re Better Together Wicked KateWokabout Z as in Zebra

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