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The Weekly Photo – October 22

Posted in Photography Gear, TCBlog, Techniques, Weekly Photo with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2010 by Darwin


©Darwin Wiggett


I made this photograph while it was sleeting. The heavy combo of rainy snow gave the atmosphere a pastel look that I really like. I pulled out my trusty Sigma 120-400mm lens racked out to 400mm on my Canon EOS-1ds Mark III and made this image which to me has an old time sepia look. The image is full of long streaks from the falling sleet and the slow shutter speed (1/10th of a second) that add to the painterly effect (click on the photo to see a larger version).

Whenever I use a telephoto lens at shutter speeds between 1/60 and 1 second, I always try to use mirror lock-up to prevent vibrations from mirror-slap in the camera from giving me blurred images. I think people who say that their telephoto zooms are not sharp are probably just missing a few critical steps for optimizing sharpness (mirror lock-up, remote release, solid tripod with no center post up, IS or VR off while on a tripod, precise focus – I prefer Live View for its accuracy).


Weekly Photo – October 8

Posted in TCBlog, Techniques, Weekly Photo with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2010 by Darwin

I had a couple of emails from people wanting to see what I captured with my dSLR before I made the Daily Snap of Oct. 1. Below is the big view of Observation Peak from the ‘fuzzy pond’ at Bow Summit in Banff National Park. I used my Canon Eos-1ds Mark III and my Canon 17mm TS-e lens to make this image. I shifted the lens down to see the foreground log and then shifted the lens up to take in the peak so this big stitch is probably the equivalent of a 12mm lens on a full frame camera. I also used tilt to give me great DOF from foreground to background in this photo.

©Darwin Wiggett

The Daily Snap – May 27

Posted in The Daily Snap with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by Darwin

©Darwin Wiggett - Canon G11

Another G11 snap from Glacier Lake. The one above was taken the last morning of the trip. It was very cloudy and we did not expect any sunrise so I played with my G11 making longer exposures in the dim light. The results were ok… but suddenly I saw a tiny faint orange glow on the peaks and I quickely set up my Canon 1ds Mark III with my 24mm TS-E lens. By the time I got everything ready (tilt for depth-of-field and  precise focus) the light was just starting to fade but I managed to squeeze off this one shot below which I am pretty happy about. Click on the photo to see a larger view.

©Darwin Wiggett - Canon EOS-1ds Mark III