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A Spring trip to Paris

As the sun sets a storm rolls in

As the sun sets a storm rolls in

French pigeon!

French pigeon!

Tour Eiffel

Tour Eiffel

Paris from foot of the Sacre Coeur

Paris from foot of the Sacre Coeur

St Germain Des Pres église

St Germain Des Pres église

Eiffel Tower from the Montparnasse tower

Eiffel Tower from the Montparnasse tower

No words needed!

No words needed!

Reflection of the Louvre

Reflection of the Louvre

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Architecture on the Notre Dame cathedral

Architecture on the Notre Dame cathedral

Storm brewing over the river Seine

Storm brewing over the river Seine

Typical busy Paris street

Typical busy Paris street

Eiffel Tower at night

Eiffel Tower at night

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Amsterdam

Canal and bridge

One of many bridges crossing one of the many canals in Amsterdam!

lamp and leaves

An ornate lamp surrounded by golden autumn leaves

bike and bridge

White bike on a bridge

bicycles on a bridge

Bicycles on a bridge

house of faces

Faces adorn the Huis Met De Hoofden

windmills

Windmills on the river Zaan

food and religion

Restaurant next to De Oude Kerk

coffee

Coffee in the red light district

Girls walk down Herenmarkt

Girls walk down Herenmarkt

windmill

Windmill on the river Zaan

Windmills along the river Zaan

Windmills along the river Zaan


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Super Wide

As promised, here is a collection of shots taken with the Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 super wide angle lens. This lens has been designed solely for use on dSLR bodies that use the APS-C size sensor and so the viewing angle is exactly what it says on the tin- 10-22mm! Before I bought this lens I had never used a super wide angle and it took a while for me to get used to the distortion such a wide lens produces, especially at the sides of the frame. I’ve managed to produce shots where people appear to have morphed into elves with nice, large, pointy ears!

Where the lens works best is for landscape shots, especially shots that have clouds in the sky. The result is a photo that feels expansive and has atmosphere- coupled with front to back sharpness (if set up correctly!). I’ve only posted a few shots here but feel free to view my set on flickr that contains many more shots taken with this lens.