Pano K Photography March 05 2014, 0 Comments

Shot with: Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM @ 17mm

Photographer: Pano K.  (Website / Facebook)

Aperture: A relatively small aperture of f/10 was used so that both the foreground and horizon would be in focus.

Shutter Speed: Given the bright lighting conditions, a shutter speed of 1/200s was used. 

Why did you choose this lens?: The 17-85mm was my first real travel lens. It's light and covers a pretty broad range, from wide-angle to moderate telephoto, which means I can use it in many different situations.  For this reason, it was my main travel lens for several years, until I upgraded to the Canon 24-105mm f/4L.  

Tell us about getting the shot: This was an outdoor, very bright scene with the sun high in the sky and much of the frame filled up with white rocks or light blue sky. This automatically meant that I'd be using a relatively fast shutter speed to let in less light.  It was also a landscape shot, so I wanted everything to be in focus, both nearby and far away.  This required using a small aperture of f/10, which meant that the lens opening would be relatively small.