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California Gold, Fremont Peak State Park

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 4 June 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

My affiliation with B&H Photo in New York allows me to test new gear on a monthly basis. This past month I had the opportunity to test the new Canon 11-24mm (please see my new blog for my review).

I had an opportunity to play with making ultra-wide images. Canon lenses pair easily with Sony FE mount cameras using one of many adapters on the market.

The key I've discovered when using one of these lenses is to really fill the foreground - if you think you are close - get closer! I feel you have to engage and anchor the viewer's eye immediately.

With this image, I chose to compose the granite outcroppings that were literally at me feet (had to be careful not to get my tripod legs in the composition). Then I just allowed the ridgeline too lead the viewer's eye to the fog and setting sun. The depth-of-field and sharpness is incredible with this lens.

I made this image a few evenings back high atop Fremont Peak State Park's highest peak at an elevation of 3,169 feet as the sun slipped into the fog rolling in off the Pacific Ocean - a very cool sight to witness!

California Gold, Fremont Peak State Park, California

#Sony_a7RII, #Canon11_24mm, #MetabonesIV 11mm, f/16, 1/8th, ISO 400

SONY ILCE-7RM2 1/50 second F/16.0 ISO 400 11 mm (35mm equiv.)

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