Tues May 12 at 7:05am - The New Guy

This weekend I picked up Canon's newest lens, the 50mm f/1.8 STM. With a smooth Stepper Motor focusing system, a metal mount, and seven rounded aperture blades, this guy is my favorite "nifty fifty."

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM (left) and its predecessor, the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II (right). Sample images below.

Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM (left) and its predecessor, the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II (right). Sample images below.

Mon May 11 at 9:29pm - In Memoriam

"...Terraced thousands died, shaking scythes at cannon. / The hillside blushed, soaked in our broken wave. / They buried us without shroud or coffin / And in August the barley grew up out of the grave."  - Seamus Heaney

Sun May 10 at 10:44am - Mother's Day

Has it really been a year since my last post? I have the best excuses: we moved, had a baby, and survived the snowiest winter in Boston history. The credit of course goes entirely to my wife Ruth who has blessed and inspired me every day, and none more than that November morning when she handed me a little boy. When he looked up at me I saw something in his eyes that changed me forever...Then this morning he ate his first solid food (avocado), and I was reminded that eating a new food is an awful lot like parenthood. It's strange and messy and wonderful.