I can't say I don't love the subject in this photo, or that I don't love her smile, because I'd be lying about both, but that's not the purpose of sharing this picture here. I did that, sentiment and all, on Facebook, where most of the people know the both of us in person.
I'm sharing this picture here from a purely photographic point of view. I borrowed a prime lens from a friend of mine and remembered what a real pleasure it is to shoot with longer primes. This one in particular is a Canon 100mm f2.0, but the one I owned (and hope to fix eventually) is an 85mm f1.8.
The super-shallow depth of field was something I had forgotten, next time I use this lens I'll have to change focusing to the centre spot, focus where I want to and re-compose. The number of wasted shots I had in this set was stupid. Then again I managed to get a shot like this one, which makes all the wasted shots worthwhile.
Good day all...