Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Lens

After many months of hemming and hawing, I finally purchased a wide angle lens. My main lens is pretty good for this, but every now and then, I simply need or at least want a wider view than that lens will give me. I may not use the new lens often, but I hope it will be just the ticket every now and then.

Almost as soon as it was in my hot little old arthritic hands, I headed out with the intention of using it to photograph Trilliums, our provincial flower which has been in bloom and is probably just about done for another year.

A focal length of 24mm is the most I can zoom in with my new, wide-angle lens on this patch.

Just to see the difference: from almost exactly the same spot, this is with the lens at its widest -- 10mm.

This is just a reminder to set the stage for the next photo. I have previously posted this photo.

I did some experimenting by compositing the two previous photos into one. Essentially, I took the fence and trilliums from one photo and used them to replace the foreground in the other. I think it works.

10 comments:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Getting something new is wonderful and always fun. Once upon a time, I also had various lenses, including a wide angle and had fun experimenting too. Combining the 2 shots worked well, the barn never looked so lovely, I imagine.

Donna said...

OMG Gorgeous!!!! LOVE the new lens but your little edit turned the photo into something Beautiful!
Well Done Ac!!!!
hughugs

Ginnie said...

The photos are outstanding AC but I wonder if the size you posted was bigger than usual ... it took forever for your pictures to download ... but it could be my old computer, even with DSL it's still slow.

Lorna said...

Your old arthritic hands did an excellent job with your old (add non-hurtful word here) brain and came up with a good use of your spanking new lens.
Kudos!

Ruth said...

I love the photoshopped picture. You didn't need to confess...very professionally done.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

It is a wonderful display of trilliums. When I was a child our house was surrounded by forests and every Spring the floor of the forest was white with Trilliums. We were instructed to never pick them.

Sadly such displays are lost with suburban development.

RV Vagabonds said...

What a great idea to combine the two photos! Looking forward to more of your experiments.

Regenia said...

Wow! How neat to be able to combine two photographs and create a new picture entirely! I love the setting.

Pearl said...

yes, maybe some could but I wouldn't have been able to tell it was a composite.

Hilary said...

Very cool, AC. It does indeed work well. Good job.. and congrats on the new lens.