Long Exposure Jetty

I recently suffered the set back that my favourite EF lens (17-40), having been damaged a few weeks previous with what looked like on minor damage was going to cost near £400 to repair! Tragically the lens is not covered by my insurance…..

For this reason I decided to look at the 24-70 as a new opportunity for landscape photography. This location is my general test area for cameras so I pretty much gauge performance on expected output.

You can see a few other photos of Oxford Island here and here.

I generally assumed that to take landscape photographs you need to have as wide as lens as possible but with this set I actually found the advantage in the reach of 70mm. Given the lens is on a full frame body 24mm seems to meet my landscape needs and offering both the speed of a 2.8 aperture and 70mm reach if and when I need it. You can read more about long exposure photography here.

There are a few more of this series over on flickr here.

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  1. Hi David,

    Too bad of the 17-40 but these results are great, so you can do landscapes with the 24-70. Did you decide to keep the X100 ?

  2. Ever since I got the 24-105 I noticed I am shooting 70 and up. Love how I can simplify a scene by simply zooming a bit in. I used to shoot 24 and wider. Not anymore. And I have to say, my photography has progressed A LOT!

  3. Beautiful! I came here from your comment on digital-photography-school.com. It’s funny, because I made my post first and then went to look at the others; Northern Ireland is my favorite place to shoot!

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David is a documentary and landscape photographer covering everything from dramatic long exposure landscape photography through to live music. David is a former Official Fujifilm X Photographer.

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