Saturday Snapshots #19

by Jeanne on January 3, 2009

in Photography, Saturday Snapshots


Celebration, December 2008

Strictly speaking, I guess this is not a 100% non-food photo…  But it just seemed like the right photo to bring the festive season to a close.  I also wanted to show off the results achieved with my new toy – a 50mm prime lens with a ridiculously large f1.8 aperture.  You can take flash-free photos in near darkness!  Everybody should have one of these.  Seriously.

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full list of photographs previously featured.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

elra January 3, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Nice photograph Jeanne. I’ll forward this to my husband so that he can buy me one…. thanks for mentioning it.


bellini Valli January 3, 2009 at 5:20 pm

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons bring
the best to you and yours!


boots in the oven January 3, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Wow, what a fun lens! Thanks for the 2009 wishes and I hope your new year is spectacular and filled with joy.


Manggy January 3, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Happy new year Jeanne! Greeeat results with the lens. Amazing (wish I had an SLR, though, hee)


barbara January 4, 2009 at 4:40 am

Great shot Jeanne. Happy New Year. I’m glad you’ve said about the 1.8 lens. I’ve been tossing up between the 50M F1.4 and 50m F1.8. All reviews say the 1.8 is better but a couple of people have said they are happy with the 1.4. My SLR is a Nikon.


Elizabeth January 4, 2009 at 10:08 am

That’s a beautiful flute, Jeanne! Is it allowed for you to say what kind of sparkling wine is pictured? (Instead of bubbly, we were radical and drank Gewurtztraminer on New Year’s Eve.)
Happy New Year!!


Culinary Schools January 4, 2009 at 11:51 am

Really a perfect picture for the season. Its great.


Ivy January 4, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Lovely snapshot. My dream is an SLR camera with a macro lens but then I think that it might be too complicated for me to use so I stick to my point and shoot camera!!


Zarah Maria January 4, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Happy New Year Jeanne! (trying not to be envious of your new lens, but am having a HARD time… Lucky you!)


nina January 5, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Happy New Year to you too, Jeanne. You have rally started the new year on a good note with a lens like that. Was it you Christmas present or a gift to yourself….I am looking forward to all your beautiful photos and recipes for 2009.


Dragon January 5, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Simply stunning. Happy New Year, my friend. :)


Gemma January 5, 2009 at 4:19 pm

That’s a beautiful photo. I have one of these lenses but haven’t started playing yet so you’re inspiring me to start very soon.


Aquila January 5, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Totally jealous


Antonia January 5, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Love that shot and completely jealous of your new lens.
Happy New Year!


deeba January 6, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Enviously yours Deeba!!
Ok, I’d better get some large-heartedness back in me. GREAT pic & very festive! Have a wonderful 2009 Jeanne…& I’m still greeeeeeeen!


Trig January 6, 2009 at 11:39 pm

After a few of those you can completely negate the effects of a new lens. But blurred is nice sometimes. Happy New Year, Jeanne.


Niamh January 6, 2009 at 11:45 pm

I might have to buy one! :-) Happy New Year.


Browniegirl February 23, 2009 at 1:06 pm

What a stunning photograph. I am now green and I dont mean in the good sense….heehee….I want one of those camera lenses….what camera do you use Jeanne? Your photos are so good. Hugs xxx


Lechimscolioz February 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Really a perfect picture for the season. Its great.
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