I like to get different perspectives on the same subject so that when they are put together as a series, the viewer can more easily imagine the experience of a place. In the past two days I showed you different perspectives on a grouping of rocks at Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia. This is a remarkable location with endless opportunities to practice different perspectives. Wednesday’s post, Walking on the Ocean Floor, was a pre-dawn image where the rocks were almost in silhouette (it would have been silhouette if it weren’t for HDR processing which allowed me to keep some detail in the rocks). Thursday’s post, The Spaces Between, was a closer view where the rocks were in silhouette forming a frame around the sunrise.
Today I have two more images which emphasize the difference photographer-to-subject distance makes. The first is a fairly long distance shot taken at 55mm (Geek note: it is really 35mm on a 24-105L lens on a Canon 7D which has a crop factor of 1.6 so the equivalent is 55). Here you get a pretty good idea what the rocks look like when you are standing on the other side of the beach.
The second shot of the same rocks was taken at a different time of day when the rocks were in the shade due to overcast skies. When the sky is overcast it is a perfect time for taking close-up shots that exclude the sky. This image was taken at 20mm. That means that the seaweed was mere inches away from my lens. (Geek note: this was taken with a Sigma 10-20mm EFS lens which has no multiplier effect.)
I think these four images work well together to provide different perspectives on the same subject and give the viewer a sense of experience.