Shutter Speed: 1/25
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.