Thursday, October 18, 2012


ISO 100, f/14, 1/30 second, 70mm
  One of the great things about using a telephoto lens, like my Canon 70-300 IS USM lens, is that by zooming you can compress the whole image and make it look like everything is closer together.
  Today's post is a perfect example. By using my zoom lens, I compressed the landscape to make all of the layers of mountains look like they lie on top of each other. The low-lying clouds break up the landscape but still allow it the compressed look.
  The colors on the Blue Ridge Parkway were ridiculous on Monday morning and looked like a Crayola Crayons box. The compressed look created by using the zoom lens help show off all of these colors by laying them on top of each other and closer together.


  1. Another beauty, Jerry. I also enjoy using long lenses for landscapes. The compression does give a different visual perspective. Nicely done.

  2. That's what I call COLORS! Wow, great details and layering here, Jerry, you've really outdone yourself on this one!