Posted by Chris (Nantes, France) on 20 January 2009 in Landscape & Rural.
Per specific request, I am posting this wider view of the previous picture. I do not feel it is as good as the previous.
This was taken 10 days ago on the Pacific coast in the San Francisco area.
I'm with you... the shot posted on 090118 was a better photo... really capturing the power of the ocean as well as the drama of the sunset. BTW, I can't believe I missed the waves crashing over the rocks in that 080118 pic... asking if the water in the foreground was a river... duh. Thanks for sharing this one, too.
20 Jan 2009 4:23pm
@Tony Duque: You're welcome !
love the angle this was shot from, nice one
20 Jan 2009 11:14pm
@Alun Lambert: Thanks. I have not had this lens for long and shooting wide is much more difficult (for me) than with longer lenses. I have learnt using it that pictures look better with something upfront in the picture. So on this beach picture, the camera was approximately 1 foot off the ground to give this depth of view impression. Not difficult, just another way of shooting.
i like the wider view here! sometimes it is good to show what happens around during sunset rather than just concentrating on the sun and sky by themselves... your composition works well here and you got great light to show of the rocks in the foreground in great detail... well done!
21 Jan 2009 3:41am
@DarkElf: Thanks. It was a bit of a challenge not to burn the skies and to keep the rocks light enough, without ending up with a "flat toned" picture. I must admit some post processing was involved to end up with a half satisfactory picture.
Wide angles are not only very different than longer lenses in composition, lighting is seldom right across the whole picture !
I agree with Tony , nevertheless this one is very good as well, but the one from the 18th of January is very strong , no need to compare them for me , I enjoyed both.
21 Jan 2009 4:24pm
@R.T.KEAN: Well, I am experimenting with wide angle photography at the moment. I have never had wide lenses since I started a long time ago. And looking at a scene, with allm y lenses in the bag, and trying out different ways of capturing the feeling is interesting. The 18th of January picture is my classical style, I have been doing this for years and when I used to have an 800 mm lens (mirrors) I loved to compress perspective in Manhatten type of town centers. This picture is still "under construction" as far as composition is concerned. All I have understood for the moment is that you have to have something close (real close) in the front to give the picture any interest. Now the depth of field is an issue. I am not yet getting what I like out of this lens.
23 Jan 2009 12:07am
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