St Johnsbury Area Updates

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markm
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Re: St Johnsbury Area Updates

Post: # 20538Post markm
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:53 pm

Outstanding photos in this whole thread! Thanks for sharing.


From_the_NEK
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Re: St Johnsbury Area Updates

Post: # 20539Post From_the_NEK
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:14 pm

Kerry29 wrote:I've long stated my belief that telephoto lenses are badly underused in scenic photography. I really like what you did here, Tim. Kudos.
Thanks Kerry. I use my 70-200 A LOT in my landscape photography. I like how it can compress distances between objects.
Additionally I like to isolate smaller portions of the broader landscape as your eyes would if you focused on that one thing (e.g. the church in Peacham).

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Re: St Johnsbury Area Updates

Post: # 20540Post Kerry29
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:09 pm

From_the_NEK wrote:Thanks Kerry. I use my 70-200 A LOT in my landscape photography. I like how it can compress distances between objects.
Additionally I like to isolate smaller portions of the broader landscape as your eyes would if you focused on that one thing (e.g. the church in Peacham).
I think you and I are relative outliers in this regard, Tim. The number of people I've met over the years who are of the mind that a telephoto lens is of no value when it comes to landscape photography is legion. Truth is I use an 80-400 mm lens (Nikon's version, if you will, of the Canon 100-400) because I not infrequently feel that 200 mm isn't nearly long enough.

Here's a blog piece I wrote more than five years ago on the subject:

https://lightscapesphotography.wordpres ... n-locales/

And here's what amounts to the flip side, from last month:

https://lightscapesphotography.wordpres ... regrounds/

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Re: St Johnsbury Area Updates

Post: # 20542Post Utah Baker
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:45 pm

NEK, that is one of the most beautiful Sunday Sermons ever given without speaking a word. Gorgeous shot! And Kerry, thanks for the tutorial, as a newbie, I love reading this stuff.

Got home last night hope to get some time to get to my photos this weekend. Thanks to all for sharing their talents and knowledge.

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Re: St Johnsbury Area Updates

Post: # 20543Post From_the_NEK
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:46 am

Kerry, your blog has a perfect explanation to my approach. Thank you for putting that into words.

Here is an example from last year of a wide angle vs a telephoto shot of the same location.

Wide Angle:
ImageSutton_Snowliage_Pano_2015 by Tim_NEK, on Flickr

Telephoto (70mm cropped in to something closer to 120mm) of the scene from a slightly different angle focusing on the farm on the far left of the panoramic:
ImageSnowliage Scene by Tim_NEK, on Flickr


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Re: St Johnsbury Area Updates

Post: # 20544Post Kerry29
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:58 am

Tim, that's an excellent visual illustration of the point. And imagine if the perspective shown in the panorama was a wide angle with a traditional (in 35 mm terms) 3:2 frame.

Not incidentally...man, did you ever catch some terrific conditions in that telephoto shot, between the snow, the color and the LIGHT. That's a wall-hanger for sure.

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Re: St Johnsbury Area Updates

Post: # 20546Post From_the_NEK
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:00 pm

Thanks Kerry. The light that morning was unreal. The sun came up over the mountain ridge to the east and the leaf color exploded against the snow.

Update:
Testing out a new lens that arrived this morning.

I found a nice little grove of Poplar, Beech, and Oak.

ImageLooking Up by Tim_NEK, on Flickr

ImageForest by Tim_NEK, on Flickr


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