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El Capitan in the Morning

El Capitan in the Morning - 5D2, 24 TS-E II, f/13, 1/6s, ISO 100

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.


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