This is the view off my father-in-law's balcony. I've been going up to his house for years, and at all times of year at all times of day, in all types of weather and with all types of cameras, I've been taking photos of this view. So I've accidentally set up an example of how different light, weather, seasons, cameras, etc. can affect the same landscape.
This first example photo above is the first photo I ever took from his balcony. It was shot mid-afternoon in the Fall, on a Panasonic point-n-shoot camera at an equivalent of 28mm.
This photo was taken in Spring, in the late afternoon, with a fisheye lens on a crop-frame camera, at an equivalent of 16mm. It was a 20 second-long exposure, as well.
Now we're back in the Fall, again in the mid-afternoon. This shot was taken with a 50mm lens on a full-frame camera. It's fuzzy because I shot it at f/22 and didn't know jack about diffraction back then.
At the same time as the above photo, I also took this shot at 180mm, giving a completely different look and feel to the image.
Several hours later that same day, the weather changed and I took this dramatically different shot, this time at 85mm.
The next day, in the mid-morning I took this, back at 180mm.
This view comes at noontime in the summer, on a crop-frame camera at an equivalent of 29mm.
And here's everything the same, but this time at dusk.
Later in the summer, and in the mid-afternoon, I took this photo at 24mm.
Now, in the Fall, at sunrise, I took this photo at 24mm on Fuji Provia 35mm film.
This version was taken in the Winter, in the early afternoon, at a very wide 18mm.
Here is the same day and same focal length, but taken two hours later.
Taken late in the morning, this Summer photo was shot on a Micro 4/3 camera at an equivalent of 28mm.
And finally, the same day as the previous photo, this shot was taken near sunset at an equivalent of 84mm.
So what did we learn? That I need something new to point the camera at.
First published on 28 Aug 2012; last updated on 27 Jan 2017.
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