Cheap, but effective: Your Consumer Kit Lens

Challenge #5 in the Unpretentious series. Hosted by emccrory.
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My Canon EF-S 18-55 IS kit lens is the epitome of "unpretentious"! It does not have a red stripe, it is small, it is (essentially) free, and it takes entirely acceptable (and sometimes beautiful) pictures.

Submit your best picture taken with a consumer-quality kit lens. I define "Kit Lens" as your manufacturer's lowest-price, consumer quality zoom lens that includes the "normal" focal length (50mm for full-frame; approx 30mm for APC-C, 25 mm for 4/3's, etc.). See below.

Just because your lens was bundled with your body does not mean it qualifies--I own a Canon 7D, and when I bought it, the standard "kit" included the far-better-than-consumer-quality EF-L 24-70 f2.8 (which I could not, and cannot, afford). (For example, no Canon "L" lens or Nikkor "D" lenses qualify.)

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Chaos In The Streets
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Typical Filipino New Year, streets littered with debris from firecrackers, some almost as powerful as mini-dynamite, many set off by children. Injuries such as blown-off/amputated fingers and hands and severely-burned bodies and faces are common during New Year celebrations.
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Submitted: Tuesday, 20th December, 2011 00:38 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 2nd January, 2011
Focal length: 55 mm
Shutter speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 4000
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