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sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Mar 2006 3:09AM
Ooh, ooh,ooh - my favourite yet - cracking image. Let me be the first to click and congratulate you.

Maddie 15 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2006 3:09AM
i really like this one
foxybrown 15 368
18 Mar 2006 3:10AM
love hte rocks in hte foreground... one of hte best i have seen so far.
stano 15 1 Ireland
18 Mar 2006 3:18AM
Beautiful shot and i like the way the rocks lead you into the scene.
kjs 16 7
18 Mar 2006 3:21AM
Thanks for your comments.
AlanBW 15 20 England
18 Mar 2006 3:26AM
Superb shot
terry_cavner 16 332 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2006 3:39AM
Excellent Capture
18 Mar 2006 4:16AM
Nice shot! It's good to see a wide angle lens being used to inject drama into an image. This effect has been lacking for some time in digital photography.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Mar 2006 4:22AM

Keep meaning to ask you - how's the 10-20 Sigma?? I am seriously looking at this lens or the Canon 10-20 [but this is a couple of hundre pounds dearer than the Sigma].

Would appreciate your views - PM me if you wish.

ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2006 4:23AM
Nice use of the wide angle.
kjs 16 7
18 Mar 2006 5:50AM
Hi Paul (sut68)

My trip to Durdle Door was actually the first time that I had used the lens, so I haven't had much experience of it as yet. My first impressions are quite good, though - it seemed to focus quite quickly and quietly and the selected point of focus produced very sharp results. My only disappointment was the level of distortion/lack of focus at the periphery of the image. For example in this image my focal point was the arch of durdle door (f16 @11mm) and I was quite disappointed by the amount of foreground distortion in the pebbles and lack of focus in the left hand edge of the image. I am not sure how much of this is acceptable from a wide angle lens - as I don't have much experience with them. With the lens I was using before (kit 18-55mm) I struggled to get anything truly sharp (even with a tripod in bright light conditions etc), so this lens is a significant improvement on this. (I see that you use this lens and don't seem to have that problem, so maybe it's just me!)

Sorry I can't offer more advice about the lens. I, personally, went for the Sigma rather than the Canon based on what I had read for example and the fact that I couldn't justify the price difference to my bank balance.

Hope this helps.

sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
18 Mar 2006 6:07AM

That was very helpful thanks. I think I will take my Camera body in to the local camera shop and give it a try myself and see how much distortion there is - before I buy it.

In my opinion [and it's as brief as yours] the image should be pin sharp throughout, more so than the edges of your example.

Once again, thanks for taking the time to respond.

mlewis 16 1.5k United Kingdom
18 Mar 2006 6:18AM
Nice picture. I like the lead in with the rocks in the shingle. very nice light as well.
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2006 7:46AM
A very good alternative view of a popular area.
Sanny 16 10 Scotland
18 Mar 2006 10:22AM
Superb shot

John_Horner 15 12 2 England
18 Mar 2006 10:22AM
This is a craking shot and love the way you went to find forground that adds to and makes the shot. I have never been there but seen many images of it, you are to be congratulated on a unique view that is so very interesting. Brilliant work.
shane 16 7 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2006 10:52AM
beautiful shot
Rayner 16 England
18 Mar 2006 9:54PM
wonderful shot
Gray22 15
19 Mar 2006 12:50AM
Quality once again... 5
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2006 3:29AM
Great lead in, wonderful composition and colours.

IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2006 4:21AM
Excellent use of the wide angle to draw the eye in with that wonderful foreground rock detail. A terrific shot.

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