My brother-in-law has an amazing garden where he grows some really wonderful flowers. EOS Rebel XSi, EFS 50mm 1.4, at f/2, 1/350, ISO 200
A walk through my brother-in-law’s garden is a riot of colour and texture, there are row on row of lilies. Variety after variety in a painter’s accident, a splash and spill of colour all over a prairie backyard. I took photo after photo but then I came across this very interesting sunflower. I loved the colours and the contrast with the muted colours and shapes of the buds that where yet to bloom. The smaller size as they fade into the background of the picture draws your eye in. I love my 50mm 1.4, it produces such amazing results and the ability to isolate the subject of a photo against a busy background with shallow depth of field produces a result that just cannot be replicated with a point and shoot. I also really like the way that it forces you to move around to compose your shot. Zoom lenses are great but they make make me lazy and you see different things when are forced to move around to get an interesting shot.