Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #165: Going Wide

This week, Patti invites us to go wide and ‘“broaden” your photographic horizons’.

Wide-angle lens is a great tool to capture a wide field of view like a mountain range.

Gen Canyon

A wide-angle lens also allows us to get closer to a large subject while keeping it in frame.

Technically, any lens that has a wider field of view than what the human eye sees.The image below is an example.

I read a sad news about the Glen Canyon on National Park Service: Due to significant wind damage and low water conditions, Dangling Rope Marina will not reopen in 2021.The damaged docks are not safe for visitors or employees.

Antelope canyons have narrow paths, created by water flowing through them for millions of years. To capture a wider area with light streaks, you absolutely need a wide angle lens. When we visited the Antelop Canyon, I carried my Canon10-18 mm lens:

The iPhone’s ultra-wide camera (i-11 and i-12) is designed for dramatic compositions enabling us to capture scenes that highlight a subject that appears larger than the background.

Often, I take my i-11 to capture wide field view when I’m taking a walk in our local park and gardens:

Many thank to Sofia for giving us a wonderful opportunity to share images of looking up/down. Through your beautiful photos, I’ve learned how fun it is to look up/down through my lens.

Patti encourages us to share wide-angle views of people, places, and objects. Be sure to visit Patti post to view her creative, inspiring wide-angle images. Hope you’ll join us.

Next Saturday, Ann-Christine will host LAPC, be sure to stop by her site.

76 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #165: Going Wide

  1. I love that shot of the Antelope Canyon in particular – wow! I gave up on iPhones when the contracts got so much dearer than for Android (here in the UK at least) but their new cameras risk luring me back 😉


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  3. Ohh….wonderful wide-angle captures, Amy! The light in Antelope Canyon is simply amazing! It’s still on my “to go” list. I didn’t know that the iPhone has an ultra wide setting. That’s fabulous. Isn’t it wonderful (and frustrating) that sometimes we get better shots on our camera phones than on our DSLRs?? Once again, a great collection! Have a great week, too.


  4. Hi Amy

    Antelope Canyon is so iconic as seen in your excellent photo. And I really like your second photo, with the mountain rising in the background. I can clearly see the tilting of the rock strata and imagine the forces of upheaval over millennia. (One week ago, before eye surgery, I could not possibly have written the preceding!)

    Here’s my Heron and big, wide sky offering:

    Beautiful Great Blue Heron and One Special Feather

    Best, Babsje


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  6. Wonderful photos, Amy! Thank you for including what cameras and iPhones you used. Generally, I’ve been happy with my iPhone 8 plus, but I’m thinking it might be time to get some lenses. The iPhones 11 and 12 are still too high for my budget, but lenses are not 😉


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