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| p.3 #11 · p.3 #11 · Please post images taken with Canon 24-70mm Mark II |
Well, I sold my 35mm f/1.4 but I am not ready to sell my 24mm f/1.4 yet .
Daan, as I mentioned before, in my book my 24-70mm Mark II is worthy for critical landscape photography. Of course, it doesn't have any of the TS features but when not really needed, and if you want to be more flexible with the focal length where physical constraints dictate the shooting conditions, this lens performs splendidly at the sweet aperture range of f/5.6 and f/8.0. The image of the Delicate Arch was shot at 53mm.
I was at the Delicate Arch a little over 4 years ago. This time around the sun stayed bright until it disappeared on the horizon to the right of me. The warm color intensity was very strong. I had to reduce the saturation level to -3 and it was still very saturated. In that respect, the arch itself is more spectacular than previously but the sky was practically sterile and boring. So, this time around I shifted the focus more on the sandstone formation showing beautiful cross-bedding in the foreground and I minimized the sky.
BTW, the hike to that spot was not that easy. I huffed and puffed all the way up there for over an hour. Of course, the camera gear I carried with me didn't help either. Next time I would consider hiring a sherpa to carry my gear .
More hot air balloon images - The balloons are definitely very colorful but I really love the lustre appearance and yet partly translucent material as the morning sun penetrates some of the balloons. It makes the 3D effect of balloons so palpable.
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