how has another week passed by so quickly, Mrs BC and I are both still fending off colds and sniffles although the kids still seem to be managing to avoid any sort of disease so we should at least be grateful for that small mercy.

Photographically I’ve had a fun week playing with my 50mm f1.8 and the incredibly shallow depth of field that it’s capable of creating. My suggested theme was contrasting colours and I could have chosen any one of dozens of shots that fit in with that but the picture I have chosen amused me mainly because it makes no sense.

contrasting colours

Yes it is what it appears to be a 20 pence piece stuck to two partially sucked boiled sweets sitting on a fence post. I’d love to hear your guesses as to why as I’m clueless.

I also had a photo session with my friend Chuckles Les Paul and managed to get a couple of shots I liked.

how shallow can you go?

next time I’m going to up the ISO for these shots

and my final session of the week involved my dog Bunny Chow having a play session with Chuckles dog April, some of the shots look pretty aggressive but I assure you they were both very happy, if exhausted dogs at the end of it.

just Bunny

I can get your whole head in my mouth, in reality they held this pose for a fraction of a second and it was purely burst mode that ensured I captured it.

quick cuddle

and we’re off again

Next week’s theme is flowers so be sure to check in as well as popping over to see my father over at

Until then


Mr Bunny Chow


  1. Ver’ cool. Thats a very BIg Staffie !!!

  2. mwdurr says:

    Yeah man, shallow DoF is what I’m about a lot of the time, the subject separation capable from a 105mm f/1.8 and a 300mm f/2.8 is astounding. Wanting to “upgrade” my 50mm f/1.8 to a 1.2. 😀

    • I’d love a f1.2 or even f1.4 but sadly budget says no.

      Still I’m pretty pleased with the results I’m getting from my plasticy f1.8 for now.

      • mwdurr says:

        Likewise, I’m still saving up. 🙂
        Regardless of aperture, focusing close makes your DoF REAL shallow, something to keep in mind. 😀

      • I saved up for the EF 50mm f/1.4 a few months ago and it is pretty wonderful. Honestly, I can’t imagine going as wide as f/1.2 on the even dearer lens – the DoF at f/1.4 is so shallow that you would have trouble keeping two eyes and a nose in focus in the same portrait – for example. I tend to shoot with it between f/1.6 and f/2.0 (even when I want shallow DoF) except in near darkness. Brilliant fun lenses though.

      • I tend not to go any wider than f2 now that I’ve been playing a while.

        Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts

  3. rossanaf says:

    Cool. My favs are the guitar photos.
    I love playing with my 50mm 1.8 too.

  4. Great use of shallow DOF.

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