Long vs Wide Angle Lens
When a trip to Mt. Baker looked like it was going to be unsuccessful due to the weather, Trevor Anderson switched to a long lens instead and the landscape intimates he captured are as powerful as any wide-angle picture
I like the wide-angle lens as much as most other landscape photographers; in fact, it is what stays on my camera the majority of the time. But there are circumstances that can force us out of the regular mode of operation and push us into seeing something in a unique way to bring forth the drama of another perspective. There are times where only fragments of what we anticipated photographing are available to us, and this is when I look to dissect the scene to see if a piece of it could convey the power of the whole. I had the opportunity to put this idea into practice on a recent trip; I aimed to come out with more while working with less.
With a forecast of clearing clouds I took a leap of faith and headed up to the Mt. Baker Ski Area in Washington State. The clouds prevented me from capturing the wide-angle images of Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan that I had hoped for, but the...