When I want to try out a new piece of photo equipment or a new technique, I often go to the Rural Life Museum. I’ve been wanting to re-visit my Canon 50mm f1.8 lens for some time and today seemed a good day for it. The Canon 50mm is not a great lens but is OK and does offer an out-of-focus background that some like to call “bokeh”. I walked around for a couple of hours today shooting my 7D only with the Canon 50mm almost always at f1.8. Of the pictures I took, this is my choice for PAW. It was taken at ISO 800, f1.8 at 1/30 second in the “schoolhouse” at Rural Life Museum.
Although my first thought was to covert this image to B/W, I prefer this somewhat desaturated version as processed from RAW in ACR because it is more representative of what I was seeing in that dim light. This version is slightly cropped to 1024x768 screen resolution (as are most of my PAW shots).