December 9, 2016

Shooting Landscapes with a Long Telephoto at Sunset

Long distance landscape shot with long tele 159 mm

Long telephotos are not only for shooting birds or small animals from a safe distance. Just dug up some photos shot with the Canon EF 100-400L f:4.5-5.6 IS USM some time ago.

Top photo:
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400L f:4.5-5.6 IS USM
ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/40 sec
Aperture: f:11
Focal Length: 100 mm (159 mm in 35 mm equivalent)

The photos were shot on a clear winter evening, trying to catch the last light, from atop my building roof. The port and mountains in picture are about 10 to 12 km (6.25 to 7.5 miles) far away.

The great choice of perspective given by a long telephoto especially a zoom lens can be seen in these photos as closing up from 100 mm (equivalent to 159 mm when used on a 1.6 APS-C sensor) of the first photo to 260 mm (equivalent to 413 mm ) on the next and finally 310 mm (equivalent to 492 mm) on the last one.

Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400L f:4.5-5.6 IS USM
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/20 sec
Aperture: f:16
Focal Length: 260 mm (413 mm in 35 mm equivalent)

Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400L f:4.5-5.6 IS USM
ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/25 sec
Aperture: f:11
Focal Length: 310 mm (492 mm in 35 mm equivalent)

I hope you found the article and ideas useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos were shot in RAW and post processed in Canon's DPP (Digital Photo Professional).
Slight increase in contrast and sharpening were performed to dehaze the distant sky.
All Photos: © 2011-2017 S.C.Vlachos

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