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Lead the Way – heath ofee dot com

One of the stops I made on the way home from Golden, BC this past weekend was at Wapta Falls. From the parking area, it’s about a 3km hike to get to the very impressive falls, and on the way back to my car I decided to slap on the 50mm, set it to f/1.4 and see what I could come up with. I had a great time experimenting with how to make the shallow depth of field work in that environment, and I came away with a few shots that I’m happy with. It can be very rewarding to limit yourself to a single lens or focal length while on a shoot. It forces you to think a bit differently and get out of your comfort zone.

17 thoughts on “Lead the Way

  1. Lovely shot. Looks like a great hiking trail with a nice reward (falls) at the end.
    I like to limit myself to a single lens a lot too. It can really help with visualization.

  2. I love this shot. Such a great idea to use one lens on a little trek instead dragging all your gear. Using just the one lens makes you really “work” for the photo. Besides, this is such a great lens! You used the shooting angle and limited depth of field very effectively.

  3. I did that the other day going to a wedding. I wasn’t the photographer for the wedding, but did want to capture a few shots so I put on the 50mm prime. It took me a bit to get used to not having a zoom, but finally got my muse. I love the DOF work you can do with a wide open prime! Excellent shot, Heath!

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