I have a 35 mm prime lens that opens to f 1.8, but I rarely use it. I love the lens, but I usually stop down to at least f 4. Actually, for a long time, I regarded the 1.8 aperture setting as virtually unusable. It is difficult to control focus and chromatic aberration can be an issue. Ugh, it just never seemed worth the trouble. But the 52 Frames challenge is f 1.8 this week, so I thought I'd give it a go.
While the resulting images are more artistic and experimental than photo-realistic, I like them. F 1.8 may not be right for every situation. Heck it probably isn't right for most situations, but it was fun to play around with creative blur and intentionally break the rules a bit.
In the case of the two dog portraits, I know the rule is to get the eye that is closest to the foreground in focus, but she kept moving and it was hot, so I worked with what I had captured.