Newport, Rhode Island, USA by Marion Faria

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This was one of the first images taken when I received my new Canon 11-24mm lens. I was so excited to use it! After a drive to the coast of Rhode Island, capturing Castle Hill light seemed like a good idea; the conditions weren't exactly great, but my enthusiasm was boundless. After arriving at Castle Hill, I realized that maybe, just maybe, this isn't an easy lens to use...everything is diminished..I have a 16-35 lens, but never realized what a difference a few millimeters would make! After a few poor attempts at composition, I finally realized how important the foreground would be with this lens, the leading lines were there to use, but had to be part of a good composition.

I found that putting the lighthouse dead center with every diagonal aiming at it worked the best...also, this lens is very heavy, so it is not a lens you want to take everywhere when you weigh only 105 pounds...a few years later, I am still wondering what I was thinking when I bought it.


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