I took this opportunity to experiment with different settings on the camera. Shooting in full manual, I tried a variety of settings to create different looks. Learning to use the camera on various settings, and knowing my equipment helps me to be a better photographer. It's fun to take the time to try new things, and I suggest that everyone should put aside some time in their day to try something new and hug the ones you love!
Here are the results of my experiment. Enjoy!