An artist has so many decisions to make.. subject, composition, color, lighting..
I love the natural lighting in this shot, only possible with the large aperture of this lens, and auto-ISO which kept me at 1/60 sec.
Getting quick shots of the kids is so much easier with the D80 than with my old Powershot S2 IS. Focus is extremely fast, color and contrast are excellent, and there is plenty of detail.
This is shot under the yellowish light of a bathroom. The white balance (when keyed off of a white/gray color patch) is excellent on the D80.
Urrgghh.. buttons are so troublesome!
Up close and personal as my son practices his Bible reading.
Again in this case the large aperture opens up a creative possibility that I try and take advantage of.
Cherry blossoms, yay!
I wish his hand was fully in the frame, but this shot is just so fantastic anyway I love it.
When I had a "point and shoot" camera, people never understood when I complained that the whole picture was in focus...
This shot was taken in Crystal Gold Mine, just outside Kellogg, Idaho. At f/1.4, 1/45 sec, 1600 ISO, this is pushing the very limits of low-light photography. I am still astonished by the results.
Getting great color, contrast, and detail is easy in daylight.
The mysteries of childhood..
Kneeling down near my son's level helped show more of the wide expanse of asphalt and helped to frame the shot of his curious side.