Thanks to Christmas help from family, I finally got my 35mm f/1.8 prime lens for my Nikon!
I haven't had a ton of time to play with this yet, but I will definitely be sharing my fun along the way. I did take it to my brother's house on New Years, so I have some cute shots of my nieces I need to download. This is a really fast lens and it works beautifully in lower/indoor light. Gives you some really nice bokeh. Now that I have a larger f-stop range, I can really practice more with manual settings. Not that I don' t like the presets available on my camera - they are very handy, but I'd like to be able to adjust more when taking portrait type photos too. So here is a sample from lunch the other day, at the tea house.
I'm still pondering my 2012 photo goals. More on that later in the week!