While my wife was playing her guitar I was playing with my new lens. This image was taken with the 50mm at f1.8. I love the shallow depth of field I get with it. Anyone who is taking people images really should have a 50mm prime. I processed the original and then played around with it to get an HDR/grungy look. Since I had not taken bracketed images I simply used the sliders in shadows and highlights in PSElements. I really like the look I got. To me it has a painting look.
Here is the original processed image before the HDR look.
Bonus image. Spring Thunder Storm While this image was not taken this week I rediscovered it and processed it this week. It really was not that effective as a colour image. The conversion to B&W really made it “pop”. There is great detail and contrast in the clouds. With the temperature hovering around the -25 with a brutal east wind today it kind makes you wish we were watching those spring thunderstorms.