This afternoon was all about breaking out the DSLR and working on my rusty photographic technique — what I have of it, anyway. I started with taking portraits of the cats with my 50mm lens, which lets me take the f-stop down to 2.5. As a bokeh junkie, I love doing that. The cats, on the other hand, weren't into it.
Aside from the bored expression on the cats' faces, bokeh is one of the reasons why I chose this photo over the cat portraits. The other is depth of field. I got both thanks to my 75-300mm zoom. Even with an inanimate object like a plant, playing with the focus and distance can tell several stories. I'm not completely sure what story I got here, but sharpening my eye for the kind of photo I want was a much-needed and refreshing exercise.
The cats will inevitably make several entries in the photoblog, so stay tuned for that.
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi (yeah, it's old), 75-300mm lens