My Flickr contact Werner Schwehm posted this terrific window reflection of sailboats in Marseille, France. Brilliant shot and the fact that he got square with the windows took care of the geometric distortion that’s common in shots like this.
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 took this great image of a man wearing a checkered shirt walking beneath a building with a checkered facade and on a walkway with checkered tiles.
My flickr contact Werner Schwehm took this great picture of a set of bench seats at a train station. It’s a brilliant perspective and the image works really well.
My Flickr contact Werner Schwehm took this fantastic image of the interior of the Vienna University of Economics and Business library with his Canon 5D III and a wide angle lens.
Notice how he positioned himself relative to the floor pattern. It works very well.
My flickr contact Werner Schwehm posted this fantastic image of a concrete parking ramp taken in Leipzig, Germany with his Canon 5D Mark III.