Tag Archives: Nifty Fifty

Post Holiday chilling

It’s an overcast, chilly day here in the northern San Francisco Bay Area and I’m hanging out at the homestead. For photo fun, I took advantage of the subdued afternoon light and grabbed this close-up of one of our wintered bean poles.

Pole bean vines in winter

Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. 1/60 second at f/2.8, ISO 100.

Canon T2i staying close-up during the holidaze.

Job’s tears revisited

Early this year I posted a couple of close-up images of the well winterized Job’s Tears plants we had growing in the yard. This year’s plants were especially nice, and catching them before the winter rains set in makes for cleaner looking seed pods and dry leaves. The pods are commonly used as beads.

Job's Tears close-up

Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. 1/80 second at f/2.8, ISO 100.

Canon T2i working the Nifty Fifty.

Faux fun

Maggie recently scored a sweet, faux fur/suede jacket off eBay. She had cleaned it today and had it hanging on the clothesline to air out. Since the sun had already passed over the horizon by the time I got home, I put the “Nifty Fifty” on my camera, set it to f/1.8, and took some shots–faux fun.

The profile.

Faux fur and suede jacket hanging out to dry

The abstract.

Faux fur and suede jacket abstract

Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II.
Both shots: 1/50 second at f/1.8, ISO 400.

Canon T2i hanging with the laundry.