Today’s photo is another from my recent visit to Disneyland. This was taken with the 16mm with the ultra-wide adapter attached. It’s apparently very prone to flare. Photo was edited in Lightroom 4.
I went to a friend’s house this morning to watch the Canadian Grand Prix (amazing race by the way) and since he lives so far away from the rest of society I decided to take the opportunity to visit the Superstition Mountains and try and photograph something. There was a slight problem though. While I was motivated to get out and spend time exploring and shooting, it was the middle of the day and if you were unaware I live in the middle of a desert. It was hot. Energy-sapping, put me in air-conditioning hot. Which meant I was limited in my exploring to places I wouldn’t have to walk far from my car to visit. I shot this while stopped off to the side of a little residential dirt road. I used my 16mm which accounts for the corner vignetting (I could fix it in post, but I like it) and an aperture of 7.1.
This is the kind of picture the wide-angle 16mm was made for in my opinion. It doesn’t just have a wide field of view. There’s also depth there. I think that’s what makes this work. Now if I can find my things at this vantage point to take advantage of that and compare it to the 18-55mm’s 18 side.