February 23, 2011

Exploring at Sunrise ...

and giving a little lesson in "normal" view. Y'know how 50mm [on a full frame camera] is called "normal" view? In case you've wondered what that meant, observe:

In these next three photos, I stood in the exact same place. This first photo is "normal" view. This is how your eye would naturally see this image, standing in this place. The lens is not "magnifying" the view (except, that in my image, it is magnifying just a very little, because I'm at 60mm, not 50mm. but, it's close).


Second image is shot at 105mm. It "magnifies" the view. Pulls it closer to me. "Zooms". Not normal.


Third image is shot at 24mm. It pushes the scene AWAY from me. Far enough away that it captures my shadow. Wide angle. Not normal.


Oh, and don't be fooled by all these lovely warm tones. It was COLD outside. Freezing COLD. The rising sun was NOT heating things up.

Chilly Sunrise at Joshua Tree

Which is why after this picture, I ran back to the truck to defrost my frozen hands. Ouch.

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Amy said...

My favorite is the second one. Looks lovely!

kbreints said...

Love that second view!

Life with Kaishon said...

Brrrrrrrrrrr. I felt cold just looking at them! Seriously freezing!

stephanie wind said...

It may have been cold, but looks beautiful!

Tracy P. said...

"Cool" tutorial. ;-) I think you should come to my house and shoot some of the scenery with all this fluffy snow we've gotten. I'm dying for a really good macro lens.