Mundane Monday Challenge #20 (Colorful Pens)


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This week’s entry is inspired by Trablogger’s Some Tips and Tricks to Better Photography.

Though I bought Canon 50 mm lens a year ago, I had used it only once. After reading Trablogger’s tips… I thought I’d give it another try. I practiced on shooting these colored pencils (borrowed the idea from two of Trablogger’s MMC photos) from different angles with various arrangements of these colored pencils and different aperture settings. After clicking nearly 60 times, my patience had been tested. For these two photos, I did cropping, but no retouching.

Had it not been Jithin, this lens would still be sitting in the closet. Thank you so much, Jithin for your encouragement and instructions of using this cool lens! Finding beauty in mundane things has been a fun challenge, but using 50 mm was noticeably challenging. 🙂

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48 thoughts on “Mundane Monday Challenge #20 (Colorful Pens)

  1. Buying a 50mm and using it only once is a crime 😛 I am glad to see that the lens is put to good use. Its in my wishlist for past 1.5 years.

    Good pics btw. You and 50mm are a good combination. 🙂

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  2. fabulous for mundane, especially the first one which is almost abstract. well worth the try outs Amy and next time you will feel more at home with your 50mm – saving up for mine! ps did you use tripod?


    • Thank you, Laura! This lens is great, I just need more practice and patience. 🙂 I didn’t use tripod, but I had my elbows set on the table firmly.


    • This lens is different from others, because you can’t turn the lens to get the focus, you have to move your position to get it. I was not used to it. Not so difficult, just have to be patient. 🙂 xo

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