Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Devil's Kitchen Sunrise: Three Views of the Needles

devils kitchen campground in needles canyonlands
Devil's Kitchen Sunrise at 105mm
There is no quicker way to change a picture then to change the focal length.  If you have a zoom lens, simply twisting it back and forth can remarkably bring distant objects closer.  Twisting the opposite direction, a very wide angle can be obtained in which the whole universe seems to come into the lens.
I thought it might be interesting and educational to show 3 different views of the Devils Kitchen, but a remote section of Canyonlands Needles District.  I traveled in there by car without any weight restrictions.  I brought my 300 mm lens and several other heavy photographic tools.  The first shot was taken at a focal length of 105 mm.  This is actually zoomed in quite a bit.  It helps bring the flowers and the spire is a little bit closer together in the photograph.  Nevertheless, the flowers are very small.
devils kitchen wildflowers at sunrise
Devil's Kitchen and Wildflowers at 50mm
There is no quicker way to change a picture then to change the focal length.  If you have a zoom lens, simply twisting it back and forth can remarkably bring distant objects closer.  Twisting the opposite direction, a very wide angle can be obtained in which the whole universe seems to come into the lens.
I thought it might be interesting and educational to show 3 different views of the Devils Kitchen, but a remote section of Canyonlands Needles District.  I traveled in there by car without any weight restrictions.  I brought my 300 mm lens and several other heavy photographic tools.  The first shot was taken at a focal length of 105 mm.  This is actually zoomed in quite a bit.  It helps bring the flowers and the spire is a little bit closer together in the photograph.  Nevertheless, the flowers are very small.
devils kitchen hoodoo chimney spires
Devil's Kitchen Spires at 600mm
Lastly, I brought out my heavy lens and attached a 2x tele-converter to it.  This makes a focal length of 600 mm.  With this heavy, long lens the spires filled the whole frame.  You can see what this does to the picture: focus on one thing.  Nothing else fits into the photo.

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