So yesterday I posted a wide angle (17mm) shot of the Bowl of Fireand today I’m posting a detail. If you look at yesterday’s shot there are two outcrops of the red Aztec sandstone, one on either side of the frame. This is a detail from the right hand outcrop.
Taken two minutes after yesterday’s shot, this was taken with an earlier version of the Canon 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM (B&H). Again, the exif data on this show shows the lens was at 135mm so these red rocks are not as far off the highway as yesterday’s shot might have made them appear.
While this lens isn’t particularly fast, at just $179, I think it’s very affordable and has a nice range of coverage.
Using the mild telephoto in the mid-range for this lens, I’ve been able to capture the detail in the rock formations. Comparing with yesterday’s shot from the same location, one can see how the choice of lens can dramatically alter the interpretation of the scene.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Lens: Canon 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III USM (B&H)
Processing: Lightroom 3.6
Processing: Photomatix 4.02
Processing: Photoshop CS5
Processing: Topaz Adjust 5