Continuing with my Gdansk series, I wanted to post a fun photo.
The last year or so I have really found a bond with my Sigma 8-16 mm lens. It gives such unique and funky perspectives that a normal wide angle lens can't reach.
It was surprising to see how this scene turned out, the extreme wide angle seemed to 'stretch' the scene at both ends, making the boat even longer.
If you have a camera brand that supports an extreme wide angle lens, and you have the patience to work with it as you learn to see the world around you differently, I would highly suggest you get one :)
Its so much fun!
Hope you like this Gdansk boat scene.
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krzychu30 (15496) 2013-02-14 1:26
sounds like you had much fun shooting this one.The lens must be also a real help when shooting urban landscapes(I´d love have it lately in Hong Kong).I don´t know how much the lens "stretch" the view,but the boat looks huge here.The result of your work is superb.
The boat in combination with beautiful Gdansk´s architecture makes eye-catching juxtaposition.
siolaw (38274) 2013-02-14 1:56
Yea, that's a long one, tough to make it fit into a compo and the houses on both sides heloed you in that matter!
Nice bright light and pleasant "harbour colours"!
sabermonajati (9317) 2013-02-14 5:01
wonderful composition you captured.interesting idea.
Sergiom (58652) 2013-02-14 5:58
C'est très plaisant de pouvoir expérimenter avec cette lentille. Quelquefois, les résultats sont très intéressants et provoquent un effet optique des plus réussi. J'aime beaucoup le format de cette image.
Royaldevon (28641) 2013-02-14 7:37
I have never used such a lens.
I think I would need someone to buy it for me as a present as I'm not sure I use it as well as you do.
The boat takes centre stage, unmistakably so, and yet the buildings curve away, as if leaving the boat as the star in the scene!
You have a good thirds composition, with excellent clarity and colours.
My warm regards,
Romano46 (17470) 2013-02-14 8:42
più che la foto di una nave è un bel paesaggio, al quale la nave dà vivacità. Trovo la composizione molto buona, al pari dei colori e della nitidezza impeccabile.
Ciao e buona serata
batalay (35367) 2013-02-14 12:38
The expansive shot with the fish eye lens shows very little distortion. That's quite remarkable. Gdansk is the only city I've visited in Poland, but while touring the city by tour bus, we got to see Lech Walesa working in his garden.
Sonata11 (33225) 2013-02-14 22:36
indeed looks like streching. Very beautiful composition of architecture against beautiful sky. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
danos (85771) 2013-02-14 23:42
nice the panoramic view with the use of your super wide lens of the waterfrond of this section of Gdansk port.I like the excellent light and colour management as te quality of the image.
Bluejeans (64247) 2013-02-15 5:55
Ola Craig ,
O uso da wide angle deu um bom efeito de espaço e de comprimento ao navio , gostei muito do céu com estas nuvens , boas cores , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
dkmurphys (48446) 2013-02-15 7:17
I like the composition taken in a technical way. Nice colors of the port also.
Have a fine weekend.
jhm (138214) 2013-02-16 1:42
Exactly a very quiet surrounding.
The boat takes centre stage, unmistakably so, and yet the buildings are connected with each other.
Good depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are excellent taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
delpeoples (52999) 2013-02-16 21:56
You're realy getting your money's worth out of that lens and it's really delivering some good stuff. A great shot, one that my 17-40mm would not have achieved. The anally retentive person in my however, would have fixed the lean of the shoreline. I know this is part of the allure of the wide-angle lens, and in most cases I love that, but here I probably would have fixed it. Aside from that small nit-pick, the colours, light, reflections and the effect on the clouds are all top notch.
Thanks for sharing, see ya soon
SWEETFREEDOM (22476) 2013-02-17 1:16
very nice. you are right using such an extreme wide angle the views are completely different.
Eric_vd (289) 2013-02-17 9:38
Great scene, the ditortion of your lens making it extra special, well done!!!
mesutilgim (83018) 2013-02-20 12:47
Nice capture from Gdansk, the polish petropole of shipyards.
Sigma wideangle made goob job, creating this great graphism.
TFS and best regards
Miguel82 (22845) 2013-02-20 12:53
Very big ship Craig,
Note that its colors matches very well with the building..
Nice blue sky, fine colors, excellent sharpness
Have a good evening
adramad (37327) 2013-02-21 4:31
A magnificent and orginal composition, which offers a picture with this boat unusually long, pretty picture of these houses by the harbor, the sky is also splendid and adds a nice complement. Fantastic range of colors.
Magnificent light and perfect sharpness.
Have a nice day.
Graal (96760) 2013-02-22 0:06
I watch such a view quite often. I live near Gdañsk. This is the antique ship, the first after World War II produced in Poland.
Interesting effect of using wide-angle lens. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (120566) 2013-02-22 8:01
Ciao Craig, beautiful composition with fantastic ship and lovely town, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful pastel colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-02-24 9:50
I'm a big fan of wide lenses. The whole scene is really good. I like the distortion, colors and light. Good result!
gildasjan (41544) 2013-02-25 10:07
Une image bien composée dans ce format panoramique avec ce navire.Une bonne lumière et un très bon rendu naturel des couleurs.
fds (8098) 2013-04-14 13:52
dear friend this a very beautiful postcard from danzica with the boat under the impressive sky
very beautiful colors
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (55520)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-30
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-14 1:11