Year Two (27) – A local walk with a different view

Out with my 24-70mm lens and my Canon 5D MarkIII and I am in awe of the different view… I can’t believe how much more I can get in the frame of a good full frame camera and how much that changes the view …. I really and finding I am thinking about my images – really creating pictures and I amazed at just how much more can be included.

ISO100, 35mm, F2.8, 1/5000sec
ISO100, 35mm, F2.8, 1/5000sec

Settings are crucial -above I chose totally the wrong aperture – I was not really paying attention, but I am really impressed with how much sense of space I can include into the image … the path and the wall lead you deep into the image, the people add a sense of scale and the wind even directs the clouds the right way for this photo.

ISO100, F13, 1/160sec, 70mm
ISO100, F13, 1/160sec, 70mm

Using the lens zoomed in compresses the landscape, and although this point the sky is very bland the super low tide helps creating leading curves through the image.

ISO100, 24mm, F13, 1/160sec
ISO100, 24mm, F13, 1/160sec

This is as wide as this lens would go, I got down low to the waters edge and aimed to photograph along the sea wall towards the old pier… the people give a great sense of scale, and I delighted to see there are three groups of couples helping balance the image. If you wait long enough as well, sometimes the clouds appear making the sky much more interesting.

IOS100, 24mm, F14, 1/160sec
IOS100, 24mm, F14, 1/160sec

The old pier and the pipeline out to sea at low tide, something I would not have been able to capture as wide before – I love the detail in the foreground on the rusty pier and the variety of textures I have created…. I think it would be great to enhance this image with a polarising filter … but I have discovered I now don’t have one the right size – because now it is a full frame lens my smaller filters cause a circular shadow round my image … added to my wish list for now….

ISO100, f14, 1/100sec, 50mm
ISO100, f14, 1/100sec, 50mm

Another down low shot, the marshes, the blue sky and people beyond….  I really feel it is a question of experimenting again and again ….

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