Depth in Wide Angle

“Depth”, this week’s WordPress photo challenge, reminded my of what I like best about doing wide angle photography.  I love the depth caused by the wide angle effect.  Some people call it distortion, but I like the exaggeration it gives.  Here’s a suspension bridge anchorage taken up close, which intensifies the wide angle effect:


Look at the trees to the left and right of the anchorage, the street lamp and the telephone pole.  They appear to be tilting into the center of the picture when in reality they are perfectly vertical.  The wide angle lens emphasizes the front of the object and lengthens it, giving the picture more depth.  If I had gotten down on the ground for the shot, it would have been amazing, but it was a very foggy morning and I didn’t feel like laying down on wet grass.

Here’s the same anchorage in a regular view:

CableAnchorsTo see more shots of this bridge, check out my blog on the St Johns bridge in Portland, OR, USA.

Shot with my old, reliable Nikon D60 and my favorite Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens.

Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  All of my postings tend to reflect my introvert world in some way or another.  Join me and like minded introverts for a special slant on the world.

6 thoughts on “Depth in Wide Angle

  1. I bought a fisheye wide angle lens which really intensifies the keystoning. I like it, but not everyone does.

    I really liked the first photo best – the distortion made for a cool effect.


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