Photo Of The Day – Mt. St. Helens Off The Left Side


Title: Mt. St. Helens Off The Left Side

Location: In The Air

Description: A quick tip in shooting out plane windows: When the angle is great, zoom back. If you zoom in too far, the blur caused by the two sheets of plastic window will be greater and exaggerated. By pulling back, more will seem to be in focus and you give a sense of location (I’m in a plane!). If I had zoomed in with this shot to avoid the window and engine (two valuable plane parts, by the way) the resulting image would have been blurry beyond use. It won’t take the cover of National Geographic, but dang it’s a pretty mountain!

Shot with a Canon 7D,  Canon 28-300mm L lens with settings: ISO 100, 28mm, f/10 and 1/200th of a second.

Photograph Creative Commons Copyright Peter West Carey

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