My selection for the 50mm challenge today, isn't quite of the caliber to which I thought I could hold myself. Today was a challenge, with the day being dominated by high intensity work, and then the evening channeled into the Calgary Flames. I contemplated taking the D3 to the game, but I've encountered static before. If I couldn't get my D70 in there, I don't think the security at the door will be convinced that my D3 should be allowed in, regardless of the lens I have on it.
Scrambling for ideas, I ran about the house shooting all the candles and fruit I could find, and then I settled in on the old standby: The cat. I was concentrating on having a narrow focus plane, and spending time talking about how much a shallow depth of field can be used to make better photographs. Since I consider this shot to be an average capture style shot, I'll just direct your attention to the focus on Cara's tail and hind quarter. Whereas the head is sharp to a hair, the blur around the tail makes it difficult to separate cat and blanket. A cat isn't that long, so the focus plane is quite narrow, another big advantage, and disadvantage, of fast glass