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By The River

Another test shot using the AF 135mm f/2.8 lens. This time, I am trying out compression of perspective. It looks like a wide angle shot, doesn't it?

Two things give it away. One, the blurred foreground. Two, the entire strip of people are of the same size.

If you use a true wide angle lens to take this shot, you will get the same shot, but much smaller, if you shoot from the same spot; or if you go closer (beyond the water), the people on the left will look much bigger.

I find that when taking a subject that spans the film format, a telephoto shot looks more natural. A wide angle make it less real with its distortion.

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