Out Playing

All the years that I’ve been playing with my digital photography, the vast majority of my images were taken on my 24-105 mm lens, and I didn’t own a wider angle lens than that. Until just before my trip to Switzerland.

I finally broke down and purchased a 16-35 mm f/4 lens.

I thought it would come in handy for those narrow streets in centuries-old cities like Luzern, and it did. But I didn’t have enough time to play with it properly before the trip, so I went out tonight around San Diego to get a little practice using it.

I knew that the perspective would be affected, especially at the 16 mm focal length, and I’m learning to leave a little more space around the edges of the image to allow for perspective correction in post-processing.

On the whole, I’m quite impressed with my new toy. Uh, I mean tool.

San Diego skyline from Waterfront Park
Star of India at the San Diego Maritime Museum

4 responses to “Out Playing”

  1. Really like the star of India. What camera maker do you use.

    1. Hi Jim,

      Thanks. It’s my favorite, too.

      I’m a long-time Canon guy. Started out with an A1 and now use a 5D Mk II.


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