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.

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

  1. Hi Amy

    Your Glen Canyon photos are both striking and sobering. The dire low-water-level situation is starkly portrayed in your top capture where you can clearly see evidence of the much higher water level carved onto the formation at the right of the frame. And of course your Antelope Canyon photo is absolutely iconic. Beautiful image!

    Here’s my offering for this week – a happy series of a swimming deer

    Great Blue Heron’s Guest…Swimming Deer?

    Best, Babsje


  2. Pingback: Great Blue Heron’s Guest…Swimming Deer? | Babsje Heron

  3. Great examples. Thanks for the tip on the wide angle need for Antelope Canyon. I’d have thought a “normal” lens would work. I have a 16-300 zoom. When I head for Antelope Canyon (hopefully early next year), do you think that I will I need to invest in or rent a lens wider than 16 mm on my crop sensor camera?

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  4. Beautiful pictures Amy. The Gen Canyon was an excellent click till I saw the Antelope canyon. Then you said that you had an iPhone -11 taking the amazing shots. I’m stunned and inspired since I have one too and I’ve yet to take the photos like the way you do.

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    • Thank you Sheetal. Always happy to hear your feedback. I’m suing iPhone for wide-angle photos more often now. It’s conventient and easy to carry it around, and the result is pretty good, I think. 🙂

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