Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Wide angle

I took this photo not far from yesterday's "Tasha Tuesday" image. The camera is pointed almost directly at the sun. In yesterday's shot, the sun is actually in the picture. It's more or less a white blob in the center right. I cropped the sun out of today's photo.

Looking easterly on Sunday morning toward our hamlet.

These photos were an experiment with my wide-angle lens. It's a 24mm fixed lens, not the widest of wide angles. My standard lens is a 50mm fixed, so this is almost twice the "width." To take the photos into the sun, I increased the shutter speed to 1/2500s with an f-stop of 11. I think I should have tried an even faster shutter, but I didn't think of it at the time. I like the way the photos came out and am encouraged to try some more soon. All I need is sun.


  1. Wishing you lots of sunshine. You inspire me to hone my photography skills, but then I remember I'm much too impatient... and lazy. So, I'll continue to come here for the finer things.

  2. Beautiful shot. I’m also wishing you lots of sunshine so we can all enjoy your photographic skills. Now I have to look at yesterday’s picture again.

  3. Yesterday's news included a wide-angle photo taken in former President Carter's home with his wife and President Biden and his wife. It is an extraordinarily ill-composed photo. Look it up and I would love to read your comments. Each of the couples are either miniature or gigantic! I always thought wide-angle lens were best for a very wide landscape like yours, above! Nice looking, but yesterday's takes the cake!

  4. mitch, with all this rain, the grass is going to grow fast when the sun comes back. It's always something!

    bettyann, thanks!

    mary, I saw that! Seems like wide-angle distortion. Some of that can be corrected with software. :)


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