Thursday, August 22, 2013

Jules




Jules' new camera just arrived yesterday.  So, she was in Elizabeth Park practicing her photography.  When I met her, she was standing on her toes to take a close-up of a very pretty rose on the top of a bush.

And I had a new lens and was practicing my portrait photography.  I got a 50mm f/1.4 prime lens, a so-called "Nifty Fifty."  This was one of my first shots with it, and I am happy so far.

The theme for September for City Daily Photo bloggers is "Pink."  To participate, link your post on September 1 to the CDP theme day page.

26 comments:

Andy said...

She's a cutie. Enjoy the new lens Jack.

Luis Gomez said...

Gorgeous portrait!

Kate said...

You are really investing in this photography, Jack. Have fun!

Amy Brigham said...

Enjoy that lense....nice shot!

Halcyon said...

Great portrait Jack! I think your "nifty-fifty" is going to be a good addition!

Sharon said...

This is a great portrait. That is going to be my next lens purchase. I've been wanting one for a while now.

Cezar and Léia said...

She is gorgeous!Love this portrait!
Léia

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Halcyon, I think your "nifty-fifty" is definitely a good addition! Beautiful capture of a lovely young woman! Hope you're preparing for a great weekend, Jack!! Enjoy!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Perfect layering of the composition. If the flowers were the background for her face it would be busy distraction, but they are a perfect complement to the color of the blouse.

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, you don't need practice for portraits as you have a great eye. Have fun with the new lens.

VP said...

Love your shot and you found a very nice subject to try your new lens. For what I remember I never had a fifty when I had a reflex, now I have a bridge with a zoom lens, so probably I am missing something...

Karl Demetz said...

An other very nice portrait, Jack!

Stefan Jansson said...

Your nifty fifty is one stop better than mine. A great portrait lens it is. And this is a good start.

RedPat said...

Great portrait of a pretty woman, Jack!

LONDONLULU said...

Wonderful portrait, Jack! The subject as well as your image - well worth the investment!

Kay said...

Well done! If you want to add another post retirement profession to "Designer, part time," you could do "Portraiture, specializing in beautiful women." After all, you have a new lens that needs to justify itself, right?

This is quite a nice one. I'm guessing the lens had some help from the photographer.

William Kendall said...

Lovely shot, Jack!

Randy said...

Nice portrait and smile.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice portrait Jack. Good luck with the new lens!

Lowell said...

A delight to look at, and I'd guess she has a personality to match.

You're lucky with the 50mm f/1.4. I've got the 50mm f/1.8 (a lot cheaper!) and I love it.

jennyfreckles said...

I think you and your new lens will have a lovely time! Hopefully this young lady will enjoy her photography too. Did you encourage her to start blogging?

JM said...

What a beautiful portrait!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fab portrait Jack, how exciting, you are going to have such fun with that lens :)

Julianne Lesinski said...

I love this shot, Jack! I'm so happy we met that day :) Enjoy exploring with your new lens! If you ever want to check out that flower I was on my tippy toes for.. its in here: julesinski.vsco.co :)

Jack said...

@Jules, thanks for visiting. I hoped that you would so you could see the portrait. Your own photos are superb. I hope I run into you again, whether with the nifty fifty or my more common 18-135mm zoom.

CaT said...

she does look cute!!