Great photo I just recently got Canon's 50mm f/1.8 lens for my birthday (your lens was triple the price at $300 and my parents didn't want to spend too much) and I have to say, I find these sorts of photos breathtaking. The 50mm prime has taken over as my new primary portrait and subject lens, I just love it to bits.
Hey thanks! I had the 50 1.8 back when I had my 60D and I must say I didn't like the 80mm equivalent focal length like you will experience on your t4i. If you find the 50mm f1.8 to "zoomed in" for your liking I would suggest the 35mm f/2 canon makes as your next lens. That will give you a equivalent of 56mm on your crop sensor. Much closer to the 50mm used in my photo here with a full frame sensor. Good luck to you!