Flickr member Peter Herd used a Ricoh GR to capture runners in Berlin. If you click through to Peter’s Flickr post, you’ll see this was shot at a shutter speed of 1 second. Given that the buildings and tower are so sharp I would think he had a tripod or braced his camera on something. It’s a great effect and he has other examples of it as well.
My Flickr contact Werner Schwehm posted this dramatic image of steel sculpture from below, taken in Berlin, Germany. Another great perspective image.
My Flickr contact Werner Schwehm posted this dramatic image of a wind turbine from below. Great perspective.
My Flickr contact Werner Schwehm took this great wide angle architectural shot in Frankfurt, Germany with a Canon 5D III and a 12-24mm lens at 12mm (very wide angle).
The wide angle gives the image more drama than it would have had otherwise and for those who don’t know, the Canon 5D, being a full-frame camera means that 12mm is actually 12mm instead of 12mm x 1.6 (a cropped APS-C sensor) which would be 19.2mm, still wide but not as wide and dramatic. I miss having a full frame camera and a wide angle lens.
Most point and shoot cameras have smaller sensors which means achieving angles wider than 24mm is near impossible without the addition of some kind of accessory in front of the lens, sort of defeating the portability of the camera.
Even 24mm adds more drama than the 28mm of my Ricoh GR and tempts me to revisit the Sony RX100 series which has a nice zoom lens on it that goes from 24mm at f/1.8 to 70mm at f/2.8. I hate the ergonomics of the Sony (flush mounted controls, terrible menu system) but it’s a fine camera with many excellent features.
For architecture, wide angle, while it adds distortion, also adds drama and I like that.
My flickr contact Werner Schwehm posted this fantastic image of a concrete parking ramp taken in Leipzig, Germany with his Canon 5D Mark III.
My flickr contact Markus Meier took this great shadow image (then flipped it) in Munich, Germany with his Fuji X100T.
My flickr contact Bernd Schaefers took this great image of a tree-lined walkway in Cologne, Germany with his Ricoh GR II.
Flickr member Alexander Fink posted this dramatic shot of “Sprinkenhof” which is a nine floor building in Hamburg, Germany. He took this with a Panasonic GX7
Flickr member Gediminas Karbauskis took this dramatic wide angle shot of the Ko-Bogen building in Dusseldorf, Germany with his Fuji X-T1 and a wide angle lens.
Flickr member Frank Henkemeyer took this great image looking up at a Frank Gehry building’s facade with his Canon 70D.