ohhhh boy. so i mentioned playing with aperture earlier, and i got my new nikon 50mm f/1.4D lens in the mail today. it is AMAZING. everything looks so dreamy, fuzzy, and bright. it can take normal pictures, of course, but the first think i did was crank the aperture up to 1.4 and take macro pictures of the most mundane things i could think of (including a lamp i think my dad bought at tgifriday's.)
it also makes a super-satisfying snap when focusing and taking pictures. it makes me feel like a real photographer!
here are my results: