I recently traded in my zoom lens for a 50 mm, and am very impressed with that decision.(Hopefully that means I'll be motivated to take more pictures and update more frequently...) I've only had one opportunity to try it out once so far, mostly because the weather has been extremely cold and awful. I've been ready for winter to be over since November, so it's getting a little old at this point.
Two days ago Amanda and I took Sage on a beautiful snowy trail and she convinced me to bring my camera along! Sage is an incredibly photogenic dog, partly because she's beautiful and partly because she's keeping her eyes on you to make sure you don't do anything shady.