Wildlife length telephoto lenses can also be used for photographing landscapes. I was out photographing birds and wildlife when I saw this beautiful farm landscape at sunrise.
This photo was taken with the Canon 300mm f/4 telephoto lens with a Canon 1.4x teleconverter. I was playing around with different apertures for different depth of field for the photo.
I decided that I liked the shallow depth of field with focus on the field versus the farm in the background. This shallow depth of field look probably won’t appeal to everyone, but I think it gives the photo a more artistic look. The sharp focus in the foreground highlights the lines in the snow covered field that leads off into the distance.
Camera: Canon 6d
Lens: Canon 300mm f/4 + 1.4x Teleconverter II
Focal Length: 420mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1500 of a second
Exposure Compensation: +0
Lighting: Mostly Cloudy Morning with Snow Flurries
- Cropped the photo in Lightroom 5
- Used the Skylight, Bleach Bypass, and Vignette Lens Filters in Color Efex Pro 4.
- Applied the Sunset I filter in Topaz Clarity
- Selectively lightened and darkened the image using Viveza 2 from Google
- Used the Clone Stamp Tool in Photoshop CC 2014 to remove a telephone pole and power line
- Selectively removed noise from the photo using Topaz DeNoise and a layer mask in Photoshop CC 2014.
- Selectively sharpened the image using the Unsharp Mask filter and copying the layer mask from the prior step and inverting it.
Written by Martin Belan