My Christmas present came in the mail yesterday. I am itching to test it a little more, but today was filled with Christmas shopping–my first trip out, believe it or not.
What came in the mail, you ask? The Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 Macro lens. Amazing stuff. I happened on an incredible deal on a used lens and I just happened to have been paid for 2 photo shots that day. I snatched it up and called it my Christmas present. I took a few test shots with the new lens of one of my all-time favorite subjects:
Christmas light bokeh.
I did quite a bit of it last year and even (gasp!) got featured on Pioneer Woman’s site.
I just love the way the Christmas lights look, blurred in the background.
I also thought I’d share a fun picture I took after this week’s visit to see Santa. There are signs all over the place kindly requesting that you don’t use your own camera while visiting Santa. Such a bummer! So instead, we exited Santa’s workshop area and took a picture of the scenery. AJ is blown out and blurry here, but there’s an element in this picture that makes it an all-time classic.
Can you see it?
Here’s the zoomed-in version:
Here, I thought I was being sneaky. And Santa was watching me the whole time.
Thank goodness I already got my lens, or else I might worry that I’d be put on Santa’s naughty list.
Or maybe he was just being a good sport and saying cheese for the camera. It has left me with an odd feeling that someone really is watching me.
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