The Wonderful World of Wide-Angle

So remember how I mentioned earlier how I came into a whole set of lenses recently? Well Saturday I finally took out the new camera to shoot and chose to play with the super wide-angle lens first. I don’t know how but until now I’ve only ever shot with 35mm-80mm lenses and currently the only lens I have for my Canon is a zoom 35-70 which has served me well over the years. Needless to say I was excited to experiment and break out of my comfort zone.

I strapped up with the Minolta & headed to Bodega for the day and only ended up shooting a handful of photos but I loved what I ended up with. Last time I was in Bodega this church was being remodeled and wouldn’t have made for a great photo but this time around the renovations had been finished, yay! Because I was so used to my zoom lens I started off really far away because usually thats what I have to do to get an entire building in one frame, but I seriously got a good 15 feet (or less) away from the church and got the whole thing. I was amazed and officially enamored with the super wide-angle lens.

I'm still in awe that I was standing SO CLOSE to this and still got the whole thing!
I love the distortion of lines you get with the super wide angle lenses!

I really feel like getting that Minolta & lenses opened me up to a whole new realm of my photography and I’m really excited to see what I can play with. This gift was exactly what I needed to expand my craft and continue to improve my work.

From the bottom of my heart I want to thank my support system of my family & friends, because without them I wouldn’t have the opportunities that I have had this past year and a half.  And I want to give an extra special shout out to my Mom for constantly pimping out my blog to her friends/colleagues and to David for this wonderful gift.

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