Last weekend I took off with some friends to a village outside of Beijing for a weekend getaway. The net result was a weekend of bliss. Good food, good people, snowboarding, mountain climbing and taking pictures.
Granted, climbing a mountain and snowboarding after a night of drinking and only 4 hours of sleep nearly killed me, it did so in a good way.
I shot most of the weekend with my 50 1.8. I love that lens. I also shot a series of portraits with it recently that turned out fantastic out of the camera. I love the color rendition of it. Muted and unsaturated. Sure the build quality is crap, but the colors can’t be beat.
After 5 years, 13 countries and way too many pictures edited, I think my trusty laptop is starting to give up the ghost. The DVD drive died after a fall in Hong Kong, the Screen is getting pretty scratched and lately the USB ports are starting to act up and not work. Could be time for a new Macbook. But I dread spending that much cash when it could be going towards a new camera body…