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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ultra-wide Views of Rocky Mountain National Park

While photographing in the park, I most likely had a telephoto lens for wildlife or the ultrawide Canon 10-22 mm lens that I borrowed from lensrentals.com  Contrasting with yesterday's telephoto views of the park, here are several images shot at 10mm with my Canon Eos 7D.




There's a creature in this photo- can you be the first to spot it?



The first time a rented an ultra-wide lens, I didn't bring back very good photographs.  When you're viewing the world with this wide angle, the most important thing to remember is to GET CLOSE to your subject.  Whatever you are photographing, you really can't be close enough.  Remember those two words, and you'll be successful with ultra-wide lenses.

Cheers,

Tom

8 comments:

  1. I really like the first photo. Wish I had gotten to see some of these things with you.

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  2. Great shots, Tom. I love the 10-22; need to carry it more often!

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  3. Great wide-angles! I love my 10-22, although it often stays behind.

    And there's a marmot in the valley photo :)

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  4. wow, those are specTACular. Hm, renting a lens, eh? Now, THAT's a good idea (I'm shopping, so...). Again, STUNNING images. =)

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  5. Thank you everyone. I don't have a decent "walk-around" lens to pair with my 7d. I only have the 18-55 IS kit lens that started shipping with the rebel xsi, I believe. I'm strongly leaning towards the Canon 10-22 as opposed to the more walk-around friendly (focal length wise) 15-85.

    Yes, rent lenses! Lensrentals.com is a perfect place to try something before you buy, or to get that ridiculously expensive lens for a special trip or photo shoot. (big telephotos!)

    :)

    Thanks everyone- I'll have more photos from Colorado this weekend.

    Tom

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  6. Wow...great scenery shots! Beautiful! Loved the critters in the later posts, too :-) Mary

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