color temperaturethere's a tungsten light on my nightstand that's illuminating my face. i have the camera white balance set to tungsten (about 3900K) which makes daylight (5200K) look very cold. anyways, i like the effect; excuse the subject matter. (as an aside.. you can probably tell that the stupid 'extra straight' shampoo/conditioner isn't working. i will soon be forced to resort to a straightening iron..)
edit: 5200K is actually very hot. (color temperature is the temperature (in kelvin) that a blackbody must be heated to so that it matches the desired color) we just tend to associate blue with cold.
yes, friends, the day has finally arrived. $800 of 17-55mm, constant f/2.8, image stabilized, ultrasonic-motor-focusing goodness. unfortunately i am cooped up indoors trying to study for the mcat, so this guy probably won't see much action until diem's wedding. however, i've taken a few shots for fun. here is how my face looks right now: