Ultra Wide Architecture

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Ray Sachs, May 26, 2014.

  1. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    There are few things I find more enjoyable with photography than taking an ultra-wide to some interesting (or potentially interesting) architecture. The local University just graduated and I headed down there this morning. I rarely did much photography down there when the main school year is in session - don't want to be the creepy old guy walking around with a camera with all of those kids walking and sitting around. Spent a few minutes at the student union building and the music building (where my younger daughter spent a good chunk of her youth) with the XT1 and Fuji's new-ish 10-24. I think these were all at 10mm - it really may as well just be a fixed 10mm in my hands - that's pretty much how I use this lens.

    14089121167_fdc89e075c_h.jpg West Chester University-15-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    14275684395_e302acdadc_h.jpg West Chester University-20-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    14275238534_a24d5c2483_h.jpg West Chester University-33-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    14089031689_0ba1f68fbe_h.jpg West Chester University-5-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    The music building, in the shape of a grand piano:

    14273617012_33a684a3f6_h.jpg West Chester University-34-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

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  2. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
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  3. RT Panther

    RT Panther All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Another 'good show' here!

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  4. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    I was thinking of this thread while on the ECG .
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  5. NickLarsson

    NickLarsson Veteran

    Jun 24, 2013
    Paris, France
    Yeah same for me and my sigma 8-16, I basically use it as a 8mm prime :p

    Great series Ray!

    Untitled by nzkphotography, on Flickr
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  6. Archiver

    Archiver Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Lots of fun! Leica M9 with Voigtlander 12mm f5.6:

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/archiver/5969147915" title="M9 - NGV vs the Indoor Laneway by Archiver, on Flickr"> 5969147915_9b88140514_b.jpg "1024" height="427" alt="M9 - NGV vs the Indoor Laneway"></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/archiver/5969152811" title="M9 - NGV Stadel Exhibition by Archiver, on Flickr"> 5969152811_e1199ab271_b.jpg "1024" height="576" alt="M9 - NGV Stadel Exhibition"></a>

    Thanks for reminding me, this combination is just the bomb.
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  7. NickLarsson

    NickLarsson Veteran

    Jun 24, 2013
    Paris, France
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  8. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I was looking for a thread to stick a couple of ultra-wide architectural shots in and did a search, and damned if it didn't turn up this old thread I'd started for exactly the same type of thing last Spring. The stuff I shot then was with the Fuji 10-24 and an XT1 or XE2. Now that I've moved on from Fuji, these are with the Df and the Rokinon 14mm. This was one of the very first lenses I bought when I switched to Nikon full frame (and I think the ONLY of my current lenses I bought new!), but I've barely used it, having added a Zeiss 21mm which I use for most of my wide shooting. But I've seen some good stuff from this lens lately and decided I ought to pull it out more. So today I took it for a short walk and grabbed a few shots. One ultra wide - two ultra-tall...

    [​IMG]Rokinon-28-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    16322972136_8d19f7a770_b.jpg Rokinon-15-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

    16161564160_93d8f7170c_b.jpg Rokinon-21-Edit by ramboorider1, on Flickr

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  9. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Those are nice!
  10. RT Panther

    RT Panther All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    There's some good chet' going on in this thread! :cool: