This morning I woke up, made coffee, fed the birds then went to check my e-mail. I sat in front of my computer for several minutes then thought I'd be more productive if I went out and took some photos. So, I went upstairs, grabbed my camera and 50mm f/1.8 lens and went outside. My first stop was the sunflowers.
I made several other stops throughout the yard, but, the sunflowers are the only photos that I like from this morning's batch. After I went inside, I didn't feel like I was done taking pictures. So, I grabbed my Robo Raptor from the shelf and brought it to the living room where the sun shines in perfectly every morning.
I'll probably try for some more photos of my Robo Raptor. I'm disappointed that I wasn't paying attention to his hands. They really should be in the shot, as well as the top of his head. I love what the bright sun did for the background. I really need to get a shoe-mount flash for my camera!
All things considered, I'm rather excited about this "Nifty Fifty" project I've started. I have learned a lot, such as exposing to the right, experimenting with perspective and shooting from different angles and paying attention to what's in the background. I have a lot to learn still, but I think I'm progressing.
One last thing... I've had several encouraging comments from several people in my blog comments, on Flickr, via e-mail and face to face. Thank you all for your encouragement! I'm having fun.