Flowers in Macro/Indiana Photographer

Last night I chose to edit for me, my own personal photographs. On Wednesday, I received my new lens via UPS. I just love that guy…he always brings such nice items when he comes. I’ve been trying to decide what my next lens should be. Up until Wednesday, I only had the 18-55, 55-200 and my wonderful nifty fifty 50 1.4mm. I really never took off the 50mm lens because I love the sharpness. I hated using either of the other two lenses because it didn’t offer a full zoom. Anyway, I though about buying the 18-200mm lens from B&H and was just about ready to push the buy button when one of my fellow photographers pointed out that I wouldn’t be getting the quality out of that lens that I’m getting from the 50mm. That really did stop me in my tracks. So, I looked at another lens that I was eyeing, the Sigma 17-70mm 2.8-4.5 lens for Nikon. It offers a wide shot at 2.8 (good light). I was really honest and asked myself, ‘how often do I really need to zoom in?’. I’m always needing to move back to get a subject’s entire body in the frame. So, anyway, I bought the Sigma and am very excited about it. It’s also a macro lens? I don’t know that it’s a true macro lens, but you can get pretty darn close to the flowers.

Here is a link to the lens at B&H.

Meet Nak 9

For the last few days I’ve been teasing with folks about the stork delivering something. Well, today…the “brown stork” arrived with a beautiful bundle for me. The brown stork is none other than the UPS man.

At the end of 2008 I was contacted and hired to do a wedding in early June. The wedding is going to be in a church and it got me thinking about maybe needing a lens that allowed more light in and getting a better camera and using my d40x as the backup.

Jen mentioned Wolf of Enigma3Photography(  had a D90 so i reached out to him and we talked about the diffrent aspects of the camera and what he loved about it. I told Jen what Wolf said and since she was needing a second body, she decided to get the D90 as well. Check out her pics of her new baby on her blog,

I got a really good deal for this camera and I couldn’t pass it up. Then, someone blessed me with a 50mm 1.4 lens. God is so good. I couldn’t believe it when they gave it to me. I have been wanting this lens for a very long time. God truly is good. Here are some unedited pics from my new “baby”. I still have to figure out focus points and what not…but don’t worry, I will. LOL

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