Wide Angle Sunset


Looking at the FOB Al Masaak sunset through my wide-angle lens gives a much different perspective than my normal zoomed in shots.

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17 responses »

  1. Marianne says:

    There is something very poignant about the beautiful sunset displayed along with the sandbags and razor-wire.

    Beautifully captured, Dan – as always.

  2. Nice! Especially the sun through the wire 🙂

  3. Those pics are so nice……

  4. Reggie says:

    I really like that wide-angle one with the sandbags and the wire fence in the foreground. I am curious: you don’t often use the wide-angle lens, Dan? Do you prefer to use your telephoto – and what is its range? And what is the focal range of the wide-angle? Was this the widest?

    • danbohmer says:

      For whatever reason, I prefer close-ups, so I do not use my wide angle lens that often. It is a Tokina 11-16mm DX format lens. When I do use it I tend to leave it at the 11mm end. I use to use the Nikkor 18-200 DX lens, but when I lost that one to damage I bought the 28-300 FX, to hedge my bets in case I moved to a full-frame camera. It is the lens I use about 90% of the time. I do miss the low end because that lens gives me an equivalent range of 42-450mm. I bought the 18-250mm DX Sigma in January to get that wide range and to preserve my Nikkor 28-300 as Afghanistan was taking a toll on it. As you know, I had a lot of bad luck with the Sigma, so i am back to the Nikkor as the primary lens.

      • Reggie says:

        I can imagine that Afghanistan is a very challenging environment for your lenses – what with all the dust flying about. I’d want to change lenses as little as possible outside, but then you’d need a large focal length range – 28-300 sounds perfect for that. But I would guess that the wide-angle Tokina gives a better sense of spaciousness in those vast landscapes? 11mm sounds very nice and wide.

        I have a crop-sensor camera (Canon 550D), with two kit lenses (18-55mm and 55-250mm) – the range they give me is really good, but they are variable aperture lenses, and their image quality isn’t all that great, unless I do some post-processing and tweaking afterwards, which I try not to do, as it takes time. I’d prefer to get shots right in-camera, but I am still learning how to do that! 🙂

        So I’ve been investigating the purchase of some ‘new glass’… reading loads of reviews, asking around the camera gear shops and quizzing other friendly photographers… It is so difficult to decide what do buy, though… If I had an unlimited budget, it’d be quite a different story! 😉

      • danbohmer says:

        I am not too familiar with Canon, but if I buy the full-frame camera the 28-300 will be perfect. For my crop sensor (DX) Nikon, the 18-200 was perfect. Good luck on finding the lens that works for you. I do zero post processing!

  5. kathyruth says:

    A beautiful sunset in between sandbags and wire. One would never think there was a war going on, if we didn’t know it. As always beautiful pictures.

  6. shianwrites says:

    You did an amazing job taking these pictures.

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