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matthew
05-06-2008, 07:07 PM
Although we know that the buildings, sidewalks, and sky continue beyond the edges of this urban landscape, the world of the photograph is contained within the frame. It is not a fragment of a larger world.
- Steven Shore, The Nature of Photographs

Wide angle lenses give us a new way of seeing, but are also the most challenging lenses to use. They demand thoughtful composition and special technique, and occasionally needs the photographer to b a contortionist as well. But if their characteristics can be mastered, they are very rewarding.

For this assignment, let's look at lenses wider than 15mm. New photos are always encouraged, but past favourites are also welcomed. We have some great ultra-wide lenses, so let's give them some exercise.

TomServoCA
05-06-2008, 07:45 PM
Just under the wire at 14mm:

Sou'wester
http://tomservoca.smugmug.com/photos/179036222_4kcxF-L.jpg

This was the wierd, wet summer of 2007 on Vancouver Island. This is off Point Holmes, looking southish to Denman Island. For some daft reason, the Air Cadets were practicing in gliders. Guess it was good for handling a nasty 30kt cross wind as they joined the circuit at YQQ.

This one is from this winter, again at Comox. The most wonderful 12-60 at 12mm.

http://tomservoca.smugmug.com/photos/237812635_ZvaDz-XL.jpg

This is standing on the banks of the Courtenay River just where it enters Comox Harbour looking towards Royston. It was a day where it couldn't decide what it wanted to do. 20 minutes before this picture I had bright sun and 20 minutes after, a raging snow storm.

anwmn1
05-07-2008, 09:22 AM
Taken Superbowl weekend in Tempe Arizona

10mm

http://aaronnewman.smugmug.com/photos/251178051_huZYU-L-1.jpg

7 mm

http://aaronnewman.smugmug.com/photos/251223231_5jUom-L.jpg

matthew
05-10-2008, 09:34 PM
I love the 'big sky' and the bridges.

Some 7-14 photos from today:

http://matthewpiers.smugmug.com/photos/292967384_7e7Px-L.jpg

http://matthewpiers.smugmug.com/photos/292966727_jKkMa-L.jpg

http://matthewpiers.smugmug.com/photos/292968176_EWaDJ-L.jpg

Hokuto
05-11-2008, 03:30 AM
I took these three at the "Soul Tower" of the Ming Tombs outside Beijing in March. Built in 1587, the tower is considered the overall symbol of the thirteen Ming tombs, and it presents a challenge to photograph.

First, from the main approach, looking up at the huge wall surrounding the tower; the tower's roof can be seen at the top of the frame:
http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/Peregrinor/080322_china/P3216367aw1.jpg

Next, from on top of the wall, looking at the tower itself:
http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/Peregrinor/080322_china/P3216361aw1.jpg

Then from the opposite side of the tower looking in toward the central stele:
http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c197/Peregrinor/080322_china/P3216356bw1.jpg

E-3 + 8mm FE (exif is attached). Shot in jpeg, but redeveloped through acr and cs3

Johannes
05-11-2008, 03:34 AM
A statue at the main gate of a factory, Hongkong

8mm + EC-14 f5, 1/320, ISO 100


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/2485437862_6f624dcb69_b.jpg

samagon
05-30-2008, 04:27 PM
Wide angle shots are very fun, but very difficult, here are some submissions from last year


7mm shot of a fountain in front of one of the cathedrals in saltzburg, unfortunately they were doing exterior maintenance at the time :(
http://www.samagon0.com/euro_07/Saltzburg/slides/200706260021.jpg


another 7mm, shot from the interior of the communication museum of the Netherlands.
http://www.samagon0.com/euro_07/Holland/slides/200707080053.jpg

Johannes
05-31-2008, 07:17 AM
Old photos, 8mm fisheye, defished. Lots of fun. :)

http://Johannes-Fotografie.smugmug.com/photos/304538996_QErcg-XL.jpg
http://Johannes-Fotografie.smugmug.com/photos/304539236_9GsuF-XL.jpg

zbahu
06-02-2008, 12:29 PM
Taken in Winchester Cathedral last week, a great place to go on a rainy day! Taken with the 7-14 @ 7mm.

This is the north wing, its pretty much the original Norman architecture.

Hudsonhites
06-02-2008, 09:10 PM
Very nice composition and image but it's making me a little dizzy.

Jan
06-04-2008, 06:56 AM
3 different images from last year, taken with 3 different cameras. E3/12-60, E300/8 mm fisheye, E510/ 8 mm fisheye.

swglera
07-14-2008, 10:23 PM
Down on the corner. 510/8mm Peleng