Saturday, February 26, 2005

Ceský Krumlov Reflection #2 - Czech Republic (October 2003)

Taken on another early morning photo expedition around this picturesque town. The best spot for reflection shots is in the park just above the first lock that the river encounters on its teardrop-shaped way around the town. The trees overhang the water, blocking glare from the sun and making sure that the only light reaching the lens is from the buildings on the opposite shore. On really good days when the water is calm, photographers can get mirror-like reflections. I prefer a little distortion for an abstract, almost Monetesque picture. My main lens for these shots, and for most shots really, is a 70-200mm F2.8 Canon L series. Big, heavy, and expensive (I've heard it compared unfairly to a bazooka...) but the pictures speak for the worth of the lens. Oh, and I'm still low tech, using an EOS-3 body with Fuji REALA 100ISO film. Someday I'll switch to digital, but the expense of it is prohibitive at the time being.


Blogger Michael said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmm Digital cameras always seem to do strange things. I'd wait a bit longer. Maybe they'll make them better.

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