Friday, October 17, 2008

Going W...I...D...E

Reedy River Falls from the Liberty Bridge

I finally broke down and picked up a Sigma 10-20mm ultra wide angle lens. The local photography store had it at an exceptional price, and it is a lens that I will need for developing my architectural / Real Estate portfolio. I have use it a couple of times now, including yesterday when I was in Greenville while running some errands. So, I took my camera with me and went to Falls Park to test the lens out on the Liberty Bridge. The bridge provides a great view of the Reedy River Falls. However, I had never been able to get the bank to bank vantage that illustrates the sweep of the falls. The new Sigma 10-20mm can easily get the bank to bank shot and then some. As the Liberty Bridge forms an arc across the river, it is almost possible to get both ends of the bridge in the shot at the widest setting.

Anyway, this is going to be a fun lens with so much potential. I am chomping at the bit to take it up into the mountains for some Autumn landscapes. That will probably be in a couple of weeks from now. I'll leave you with a couple more keepers from yesterday's brief excursion and test session.

Shadow Arch

Across the Reedy River

Keep shooting.

3 comments:

S, Galloway said...

If you want some ideas of places to take beautiful photographs in the mountains, let me know. I lived just outside of Brevard NC for 18 years.

Gabriel said...

You have made a great choice with that lens, you can capture really wide landscapes.

By the way, I think your blog is great and I like the fact that you share your experience with the camera!

Cheers!
Gabriel

Craig Lee said...

S. Galloway, thanks for the offer. I don't think that we will be making up as far as Brevard this year, but I'm sure we will at some point. I've been up there a couple of times myself. It is a beautiful area.

Gabriel, thank you for the kind comments.