Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bi-chromatic sky

Usually, when the sky is the main focus of a photograph, or just an important element of a landscape or cityscape, one would use a wide angle lens to include much of it.  A couple of days ago, I was using telephoto lenses to capture soccer action.  I noticed unusual clouds and colors shortly before sunset.  The game wasn't going to pause for me, and I didn't have a "short" lens anyway, so I grabbed this shot of one small area (an angle of view of 6.9º horizontally...no, I don't have such statistics all memorized, but it was easy to look up given the focal length of the lens, which was 300 mm).  The color contrast was striking, along with the sharp demarcation between the small quasi-cumulus globs and the wispy stratus area.

With enough of a time out, I could grab a zoom that let me pull back to 100 mm and do this shot of a broader but still concentrated area (20.4º horizontally, in case you were dying to know).

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  1. Beauty among the mundane...except that it isn't really mundane, is it? :-)

  2. Looks like fun, streaking.

    1. :<) There were kids streaking across the fields...though...not streaking in *that* sense! So I looked up, and there was streaking in the sky!


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