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Rustic landscape

By KingArthur
Some two weeks ago I had the "privelege" of accompanying my younger brother Herbert (known as Herbert Catania on EPZ) on a delightful shoot around quite a few interesting spots. On the day I gave Herbert, being a born landscape photographer, the benefit of choosing his preferred locations to bag some worthwhile landscape shots. Quite a change for me to my usual birding photography!

While on the road to Gnejna Bay we made a quick stopover to scout this rustic valley and managed to put in a couple of decent shots too.

On the day I was also eager to try out my new Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens which I had not yet used after over a year lying dormant in my cupboard. Coupled with the Nikon D7500, I spotted these weathered pellets lying in the field and thought I could come up with an interesting composition utilising the lens's super wide angle of view ..... believe me, at 11mm the Tokina does let in quite a lot from a very close viewpoint!

Quite honestly I was rather impressed with the lens resolution on seeing the results ..... pretty sharp with nice colour rendition overall. The larger version tends to confirm this.

Stay all safe,
Joe Smile

Tags: Nature General Rural landscape Landscape and travel Weather beaten Tokina 11-16mm f28 Nikon D7500 KingArthur rustic landscape Gnejna Valley Malta landscapes

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Nigel_NZ 16 26 2 New Zealand
15 Apr 2021 9:20AM
That image is a good advert for the lens, so much for label snobbery.
Some of the more serious pixel peepers will probably find fault, but as a layman, that's a fine image.
15 Apr 2021 9:25AM
Very nice image Joe, the Tokina has always been a highly regarded lens and this image confirms it!
Thatís a great shot Joe. Looking forward to more images from your walk with your brother.

15 Apr 2021 9:45AM
Great detail Joe, such a change for you!
Trust you are well,

johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
15 Apr 2021 9:48AM
Beautifully done Joe, your lens works well and makes a huge difference to this type of

15 Apr 2021 10:14AM
Great shot!
15 Apr 2021 10:28AM
Lovely capture Joe - tack sharp (hmmm ok next time its birds) Tongue
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2021 10:43AM
Well certainly worth listening to your brother!

15 Apr 2021 1:24PM
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
15 Apr 2021 2:19PM
Always fun to try something different and this is very good.
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
15 Apr 2021 3:00PM
Excellent result with this beautiful image Joe
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2021 3:00PM
A great result.Smile
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
15 Apr 2021 3:26PM
A great landscape image Joe !!
The Tokina served you well.

15 Apr 2021 6:13PM
A wonderful result, lovely image Joe...Lin
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
15 Apr 2021 6:53PM
Agree---that lens does well in your hands!
16 Apr 2021 12:26AM
Great photo with a lovely pop of blue from the sky.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2021 8:01PM
Rustic indeed... Well seen.
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
5 Jul 2021 12:23PM
A delightful captured rustic landscape image Joe.

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