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I Love My Baby (And My Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D)

Posted by on 25 February 2010
Twin2: Innocence Personified

Twin2: Innocence Personified

I can write this post on the pretext of discussing the merits of the inexpensive Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D prime lens. After all, it’s a very affordable lens (list price is RM468 — around US$138 — but it can be had for just a little over RM300); it’s lightweight; it’s wonderful for low-light situations (as long as you have a steady hand); and it gives that nice, blurred effect in the backgrounds of portraits called bokeh in photo-geekspeak.

But I’m not gonna lie to you. I’m posting this photo because I want to remember how my baby (Twin2) sleeps with his clasped hands tucked under his chubby little cheek, a habit that started some 3 or 4 months ago, something which none of his siblings ever did.

I love how this photo captures the adorable little uptilt at the tip of his nose, his cupid lips, the way his shoulder gets slightly raised as he curls up under the covers. I love how this photo captures his sweet innocence.

I also love the dreamy look of this photograph — straight out of the camera, no editing whatsoever other than resizing and the addition of my site’s URL. And I have to give credit to the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens for helping me achieve this effect.

But I’m posting this for posterity not because of the lens but because I want to remember Twin2 this way for years and years to come.

I love you, baby.

P.S. And just so you know, the photo on top is one of 12 shots that I took within minutes of each other. This is how I learn to be better at photography — I shoot and shoot and shoot…then I pick out the photo that conveys exactly what I had in mind. Well…that, plus the fact that I’m kind of a perfectionist when it comes to my work ;)

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