Steep Curves

Wolf Read

Vancouver, Canada

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A descent of more than 400 stairs passed through a narrow sliver of Pacific Spirit Park to the sandy shore of Wreck Beach. The steep path wends through a lush woodland that fits within the coastal western hemlock (CWH) forest-type.

Aside from being able to bring wildlife and other subjects up close, one of the aspects about long telephoto lengths that I enjoy is the ability to capture images with extreme foreshortening. The foreshortening exaggerates the frequency of variations along lines of perspective, such as the hand-rail in the photo above. To the naked eye, the curves do not appear as extreme as in the image—indeed, gradual bends take on the form of zig zags in this example.

Canon Rebel XSi (450D)
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/80 sec, f / 4, -1/3 EV, ISO 800
Hand-held

Wreck Beach, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
13 Jan 2010

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