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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Telephoto Scenics

Sometimes you can get more interesting compositions by using a telephoto lens for landscape type photos. It's easier to isolate subjects from a less than desirable background and it also allows incorporating distant subjects which would not be noticeable with a shorter lens.

This afternoon I walked a round trip on the Marginal Way from Ogunquit to Perkins Cove and back. I carried my EOS 7D and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens. Because the 7D is a 1.6X crop sensor camera, this combination has the field of view of a 112-320mm lens on a full frame body, far longer than the 24-70mm lens I was using for the sunrise yesterday on the full frame 5D Mark II.

First, here are two scenics with sailboats with the rocky shore in the foreground. The first is at 190mm simply because I must have turned the zoom ring a bit without realizing it. The second is at 145mm because I wanted to get both sailboats in the frame.

You can see the remains of the fog bank from this morning far off on the horizon.


EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II at 190mm, f/5.6 1/1500 sec., ISO 100

EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II at 145mm, f/5.6 1/1000 sec., ISO 100
And I continue in my attempts to force myself to photograph people.

EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II at 200mm, f/5.6 1/750 sec., ISO 100

Another benefit of lugging around the telephoto zoom is it's close focusing capabilities. Here is a cultivated flower of some kind in the gardens of the resort I'm staying at which is located at the Northern end of the Marginal Way.

EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II at 200mm, f/5.6 1/750 sec., ISO 100


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