I was reading an article the other day -- Landscape photography with Zoom lenses.. It made some valid points in that our first option is to go for a wide angle lens.. however with a wide angle lens. while we make see the panaramic view, we miss the detail .. The zoom not only gives you that but also the image is less distorted and giving a realistic depth.
Last night was a perfect evening with a lovely low sun, the air was clear after plenty of rain - so little dust, pollen or insects. allowing me to shoot distant shots ( only thing was I went out without the tripod).. The barn created a wonderful point of interest nestled inbetween the yellow fields of Rape crop.. and still sufficient cloud to obtain depth in the sky
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dta (82418) 2012-05-17 0:46
Hello Richard ,
I like the theme of old barns . And this one is an excellent subject .
But you 've included it in a beautiful composition . The contrast between the yellow colza and the cloudy sky is stunning .
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-05-17 1:10
Hello Rich - Your 200mm FL has been very successfully used in this shot. The old barn makes a very good FP and the colour of the rape field is quite mellow (I actually hate the colour of these fields but here it appears less acid and more golden!). The trees are excellent too picking up on the colours of the rape and old barn. Nicely harmonious shot. Warm regards rosemary
Royaldevon (43417) 2012-05-17 1:13
I found what you wrote very interesting.
When I got my camera at first, my husband had one similar, we only had two lenses so if he was using the wide angle, I had the telephoto. I must admit, the shots I took in the Lake District, the first time, were almost all with the zoom.
This is a lovely shot for both its subject and its situation. You have a fine dof, with the detailed, rusty-coloured barn creating a wonderful visual effect against the golden rapeseed.
It would have made an equally good shot without the sky but here, I think you were proving a good point with your telephoto.
Have a lovely day,
amaryllis (37039) 2012-05-17 6:10
un ciel plutôt menaçant avec un champ de colza jaune, le contraste de couleurs assuré et cette grange et ce petit côteau en arrière plan
npecanhuk (78579) 2012-05-17 6:12
Lovely and pleasant-looking view!
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Special regards to the wonderful colors, management of light, chosen pov, vertical format and composition!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (79297) 2012-05-17 8:30
Superbe photo de cette ferme au milieu des colzas. La lumière et les couleurs sont excellentes et le zoom crée la sensation de relief et de profondeur.
merzangus (173) 2012-05-18 1:08
Color saturation is very nice, especially lI ove the yellow color. I think that the horizontal composition, could be beautiful, also.
BennyV (20497) 2012-05-20 1:39
This looks like my idea of Canada, haha. A lonely barn somewhere in the great wide open?
Great yellow season picture.
tyro (26142) 2012-05-22 15:31
Yes, I have read articles about the use of long lenses for landscape work but have never really had the courage to do something like this - which is a real mistake on my part. I have also read that it is good discipline to try using a prime lens from time to time - wandering around with just a fixed 50mm lens like we used to in the old days before we could afford anything else and zoom lenses were both very expensive and not that good.
This one's a real cracker! And I see it was taken at a focal length of 220mm - very unusual for a landscape shot!
The red roofed barn is placed perfectly in the frame surrounded by a sea of bright yellow oilseed rape. The surrounding trees also frame it nicely, all beneath a glorious azure sky.
Beautiful colours, perfect exposure and, despite your not having your tripod with you, stunning sharpness.
P.S. Do you like that 100 - 400mm lens? Am I right in thinking it's the one with the "pump action" zoom? Is it as pleasant a lens to use as the fabulous 70 - 200mm lens?
Tigerlily (3379) 2012-06-30 7:47
Beautiful view.. with a dreamy quality. I always thought that the yellow did fit in the English landcape, mainly grey and green, they are too bright.. but they look nice here, it has a kind of warm feeling.. Beautiful composition.
irek1 (861) 2012-11-18 8:12
Hello Rich, your landscape phototography is impressive. It looks like Depeche Mode "A broken frame" cover. I like it. Congratulations! Irek
- Copyright: Rich Beghin (Ricx) (13495)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D digital, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-17 0:32
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