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Wide Angle

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 30 April 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I'm getting more comfortable using my 14-24mm, f/2.8 lens. It is an incredible lens. Actually this is my favorite shot from the trip.

No one does ceremony like the British. What the rest of us do seems paltry by comparison. Not an ounce of sloppy sentimentality in the royal wedding. It made me proud to be Anglican (Episcopalian).

NIKON D700 F/9.0 ISO 400 19 mm (35mm equiv.)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like this leading floated wood which forms as an additional rock in alignment of the others. Beautiful composition

30 Apr 2011 5:45am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful composition.

30 Apr 2011 6:40am

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Love your comments about today's pageantry across the pond. There is no one more cynical than me, but i have to admit that I took guilty pleasure in watching the wedding spectacle tonight on the tellie. I agree with you that there is no one who does pomp and circumstance better than the British. It was very stirring to see. I wish Will and Kate the best. Nice snap, BTW. Cheers, mate.

30 Apr 2011 6:40am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

and I can see why its your favourite-a very stong shot

30 Apr 2011 7:03am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A wonderful shot conveying such power. I even like the rolling wave you caught in the background.
I was just thinking I needed a wide angle lens. Which one did you choose for your Nikon?

30 Apr 2011 7:41am

@DULCIE: Thanks. The lens is the 14-24mm f/2.8. For your camera with its cropped sensor, you would want something that went down to 10mm. When I was using my D300, I had a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 that was excellent.

Zora Zoé Schmidt from Greifswald, Germany

this looks like a monster from the early star trek series :-) I can imagine Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk entering the scenery soon :-)

30 Apr 2011 8:09am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Does not surprise me that this excited about your team and with the lens! A beautiful image! Muchos besos amigo Adela

30 Apr 2011 9:06am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5****

30 Apr 2011 9:34am

Joan Mercadal García from Ciutadella de Menorca, Spain

Good Job. Great colours. I love the light that arrives to the farther rocks .

30 Apr 2011 9:34am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A very beautiful and dynamic shot,wonderful details..especially the little dog!

30 Apr 2011 9:42am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Yes, a good wide-angle makes for a different kind of seeing experience, somehow . . you used it real well here.

30 Apr 2011 9:56am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is a fabulous shot, just waiting for someone to complain about the dog (it does not bother me though).
You are dead right about the way we do pageantry and parades, nobody in the world does it better, made me proud to be British yesterday knowing that the rest of the world was watching and that half of the tourists in London were American.

30 Apr 2011 10:40am

@Curly: Thank you. I have two 330x483mm prints of this; one with Max, and one without.

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful composition. Like it. :)

30 Apr 2011 10:51am

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Nicely processed color tones !

30 Apr 2011 11:17am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice usage of the lens. I like the perspective.

30 Apr 2011 11:25am

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

I'm loving the depth you are getting in this series of shots.

30 Apr 2011 11:58am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic wide shot - beautiful composition and the light is extraordinary!

30 Apr 2011 1:02pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Really excellent this shot, splendid angle. Good day.

30 Apr 2011 2:51pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like that enormous range of focus such a lens provides. That and it is incredibly sharp! Fine image. I can see why it's a favorite!

30 Apr 2011 3:01pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Excellent !!

30 Apr 2011 3:18pm

Joyce Johnson from Emigrant, United States

that must be Max too on the left. i thought it was a shell. This kind of awesome image makes me want to
1. Move directly west to the Beach (That would be Washington, I think from Montana) and 2. upgrade my camera. Thank you for sharing your marvelous images. I'm just wow'd.

30 Apr 2011 3:34pm

@Joyce Johnson: Bandon is on the southern Oregon Coast. For my money (and having lived in Sequim, WA, for 10 years), the Oregon Coast has it all over the Washington Coast.

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle iamge, quelle forme rocheuse, grandisoe ce tons

30 Apr 2011 3:40pm

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Beautiful! Love the intense colors!

30 Apr 2011 5:25pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

A huge and whimsical forms of creations of nature are saying about our strength and size looking at the little dog. Striking photograph!

30 Apr 2011 6:36pm

tataray from france, France


30 Apr 2011 7:31pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is a money shot Jack! Well done! ;-)

30 Apr 2011 8:28pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Dramatic formation. Nice colr, detail and DoF.

30 Apr 2011 8:57pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Fantastic, Jack ... a good job w/your lens!

30 Apr 2011 9:25pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Wow! Great colours!

30 Apr 2011 9:35pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Incredible shot, Jack. Love the multi dimensional effect to see clearly the wood up front, but also the waves and clouds far off in the distance. All are magnificent!

1 May 2011 12:27am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition! the leading formation is just so weirdly twisted and convoluted and brings in so much detail that the eye gets fixed on it right away! lovely work!

1 May 2011 2:09am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Max gives us perspective. Cool.

1 May 2011 2:42am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh, this is lovely! Nicely done.

1 May 2011 4:56am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

lovely picture....beautiful colours, contrast & textural interest

1 May 2011 6:53am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous frame and again I love to see your dog ! Not only a super sense of scale he gives us, but picture looks more alive !

1 May 2011 2:49pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice angle...nice tones and details

2 May 2011 4:23am

Marc from Chardonne, Switzerland

this piece of wood looks like a piece of flesh, or a monster: take care of max !! It is difficult to take a picture of a subject that is near, without having to much deformation with a wide angle. but here the result is perfect.

4 May 2011 8:12am



4 May 2011 9:38am