March 15, 2006

Shooting forward

I made a conscious decision not to post at all for the past week. Dealing with my Grandpa's death has been one of those "whoa, I'm an adult" experiences, and I think I got through the worst of it alright. Today was the day after his funeral, and I only teared up once. It's been an incredibly difficult couple of weeks, but I think I would have been far worse off if I didn't have a great guy there for me. Erik made me laugh when all I wanted to do was be morose, and he hugged me when I needed to just cry all over his shirt.

Speaking of him being such a great guy, I came home this evening with a surprise package on my bed. Erik went and bought me the one lens that I really, really, really wanted for my new Rebel XT camera - the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II lens.

matt bites guitar (2)
one of my first shots with the new lens

I have a number of Flickr faves that have been shot using this lens, and some of the first shots I took really stood out as being more within my aesthetic than anything else I've shot. I can't wait for the weekend when I can run around taking shots of E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. If any of my friends or family out there want to be models, I'm taking volunteers - cuz portraiture is one of my favorite things ever.

So, because I'm so proud of them, I encourage you to have a gander at some of my first shots with the new lens. Feel free to tell me they suck, but also let me know how they might improve.

Oh, and THANK YOU ERIK!!!


posted by julie at March 15, 2006 09:44 PM

things people have said

Great photos! Isn't it nice to have a guy that spoils you? Thanks for taking my quiz. I am glad you are doing ok with the loss of your Grandpa. It is hard when you lose such a significant memeber of your childhood and have to realize that you are adult enough to deal with that loss.

so said: Karin at March 16, 2006 10:55 AM

"Isn't it nice to have a guy that spoils you?"

*sigh* must be ;)

so said: Erik at March 17, 2006 11:31 AM



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