I made this image on a winter morning last year and unfortunately that weekend there wasn't a lot of snow in Yosemite. Since I didn't get a lot of interesting color from the sunrise a black and white treatment seemed most appropriate. I tend to use a tilt shift lens a lot in my landscape photography and thats usually because I try and avoid perspective distortion (unless its something I want, in which case I exaggerate it). I took this image from close to the road by El Capitan and with a regular 24mm lens you would have to tilt the camera up but with the TS-E I applied a little shift and the result is the trees stay pointing straight up. With the benefit of Live View, I can verify not only the composition but that depth of field is sufficient and that the amount of shift is ideal.
El Capitan in the Morning
El Capitan in the Morning - 5D2, 24 TS-E II, f/13, 1/6s, ISO 100
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