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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Bikes Redux


Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/25
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 55mm

Well as long as I'm recycling content, I thought I'd post this second picture of the 'bicycles' near my house (for the first picture, click here), as I feel it's a great example of how focal length can really change the feeling of a picture. A lot of other things are different too: the first one I took in the morning, this one I took in the early evening, and the composition isn't exactly the same. But the perspective is almost identical, and yet they have really different feelings to them. This one isn't even taken with a particularly wide lens (55mm on a 1.6 crop factor body = about 88mm, which is short telephoto range), but it feels more dynamic, there's more sense of motion. For comparison's sake the earlier picture was taken with the same lens at 220mm (about 350mm).

I'm not sure which one I prefer, but I like the contrast between the two.

4 comments:

  1. I think the slight tilt to this image adds some excitement to the image and the lighting adds more contrast. As much as I liked the first image, in comparison to this one it feels a bit flat. I love the simplicity of both images!!!

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  2. This one definitely gets my vote when comparing the two. I like the shorter lens not compacting them so much, the higher angle, the color tone etc. Of course both are good because of the minimalist simplicity. Great job as always!

    Scott at World’s Best Photography Blog

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  3. Cool that the difference makes this seem more dynamic somehow

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