31 Aug 2016 221 views
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
photoblog image Road through Kang
Road through Kang|

Road through Kang


I have recently read up about the better application of a wide angle lens. This is one of the type of applications. You should be seeing more such shots as time goes on.



comments (15)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 31 Aug 2016, 03:21
Jolie vue avec ce beau ciel.
Louis: Je vous remercie. C'est au plus profond de l'Afrique.
Love that expanse of sky!
Louis: Thank you, Elizabeth. I finally happened on an opportunity that can compare with those that Frank caught in Az.
What a fabulous sky Louis! Well done indeed.
Louis: Thank you Richard. The Kalahari on a wonderful day.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Aug 2016, 05:44
Nailed this one, Louis.
Louis: Thanks Ray. I finally happened on the opportunity.
Lead on, then, Louis!
Louis: Will do, but they will be intermittent, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 31 Aug 2016, 06:42
That is one fine sky Louis
Louis: And it is not even twiddled, Chris smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Aug 2016, 08:50
This reminds me of a book titled 'Under a sheltering sky'. Set in North Africa it refers to the immense skies the couple find themselves under as they try to sort their lives out. I think it was by Paull Bowles.

In any case I like your composition with the sky as subject whilst the title refers to the road through a place we don't see.
Louis: Around 1983 we had a really bad drought in SA. My Dutch wife almost succumbed under the daily blue sky - horizon to horizon. No clouds.

In this picture, a majestic sky, but I was very close to the road, in more ways than one.
Those clouds should be seeded so that they will chuck rain down to the benefit of this land, or maybe it's not that simple Louis.
Louis: I don't know a lot about seeding clouds, but I do know it was winter in the Kalahari. Even if one could force rain, it wouldn't really contribute.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 31 Aug 2016, 09:32
I will look forward to that, Louis
Louis: They will be around, on and off, as opportunities happen.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Aug 2016, 09:35
De hemel is open - ik hou van je photo.
Louis: Zo een beetje Jacob's ladder, mischien, Philine.
I am not understanding your words about different applications of a wide angle lens.

After reading all the comments, I think the title could have been, Sky Over Kang. It is indeed a great sky.
Louis: I have read this article, pointed out to me by a NY photographer, who does a lot of wide-angle photography. http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/how-to-use-ultra-wide-lenses.htm From the reading, I realised that a wide angle lens' use is not restricted to 'get everything in, with one shot' - there are more creative things to do. So I started experimenting.

Thank you for the title suggestion - it is a great sky indeed. But then, I bonded with the road smile
Great sky!
Louis: Thanks Tom
you put that lens to work well Louis... love the panorama and that great sky....petersmile

btw... i linked to you and have to complete the CAPTCHA...
i don't understand why...
Louis: Thank you peter, will do.

All I can think is what happens to me sometimes. I have set SC to remember me, meaning that I will auto log on when I go to SC. This works for months on end and then, out of the blue, the auto log in, didn't log in. The first indication that I get is when I have to complete a captcha. I just log in and continue on my merry way, until I am surprised again, one day.
fantastic, Louis. i love it.
It certainly worked with this great sky Louis.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS 500D
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/3200s
aperture f/2.8
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 27.0mm
Brugge lace makingBrugge lace maki...
Fire on the tableFire on the table
Musical chairsMusical chairs