52 Weeks - Show Me More
This week's challenge was to photograph using a wide angle lens, so on the first nice(ish) day Hermes and I headed out with my 17-50mm lens. Using a wide angle lens can let you show more of an area rather than just a portion of it. Landscape photography is perfect for wide angle shots. With a wide angle lens you can take a picture of a lake, but you can also get mountains behind it and the shore in front of it instead of just the lake.
In this first image I wanted to show the new snow that we got and how perfect it was before all the kids got out of class to play and build forts and snowmen. My wide angle lens was perfect for this. The snow was up to Hermes's knees, but he'll do almost anything for a treat. ;)
A wide angle lens will "open up" places that are "walled," so to speak, making it a great lens for things like paths and bridges. The stairs and railing on the playground equipment fan out in this image inviting us to "come and play" with Hermes.
With a wide angle lens I'm able to include Hermes's ears and Dash's long legs in the picture! And, if you get really close you can create some fun images. ;)
If you'd like to see more from the pet photographers in this blog circle, start with Lynda Mowat from Heartstrings Photography, based in the Waikato New Zealand. Have a great weekend!
3/2/2018 09:19:25 am
omg, these are all adorable!!
3/2/2018 12:04:43 pm
Thanks, Kirsten. :)
3/2/2018 11:57:02 am
I saw the first image on Instagram this morning and loved it. But that playground image is my favorite!
3/2/2018 12:04:28 pm
Thanks, Elaine. That playground image was less cold that the other, too. ;)
3/2/2018 12:19:40 pm
I love me some BW images. LOVE!
3/2/2018 12:20:55 pm
Thank you, Danyel. I'm right there with you on B&W. ;)
3/3/2018 07:46:33 pm
Larger than life body parts need to be exaggerated sometimes. ;)
3/3/2018 07:45:20 pm
Thanks, Darlene. :)
3/3/2018 07:42:50 pm
The three black and white images show how wide angle can distort features, which I think is fun.
3/3/2018 07:47:26 pm
Sandra, I agree. There's a time and place for everything and sometimes you just have to play. ;)
3/4/2018 01:49:05 am
Brave Hermes in the knee deep snow! Love the personality that comes through with the wide angle shots. I love all the shots😀
3/7/2018 02:50:21 pm
He really does hate the cold. Poor guy has no fur underneath. ;)
3/7/2018 01:18:41 pm
Great photos - any idea what Hermes breed is? He reminds my of one of my foster puppies.
3/7/2018 02:49:43 pm
Thanks, Linda. Hermes is half Italian greyhound and half rat terrier. :)
3/17/2018 07:06:39 am
Great job with the snow exposure and your pups are ADORBS!
3/17/2018 08:06:02 am
Aw, thanks, Tracy. I'll let them know. :)
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I can't really get them to say "cheese," but I can almost always make them smile. -Kelly