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Maybe a telephoto lens …

with 8 comments

Running Away

… would have worked better in this image. I shoot almost exclusively with a small 35mm f1.8 lens because most of my photography is focused on what’s around me. However, I’ve found there are times when the telephoto lens would be a better choice such as the image above. A telephoto lens would have been a better choice when trying to shoot a photo of this semi truck as it comes towards me rather than a wide angle. I found it difficult to  keep my focus and framing while running as fast as hell, camera behind my back and shooting blindly. Yep, a telephoto lens would have been a better choice. Have a super day! 🙂


Written by Monte Stevens

April 19, 2010 at 12:01 am

Posted in Miscellaneous, Transportation

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  1. LOL, …but the extra weight of a telephoto lens may have meant this post wouldn’t have gotten written at all. The right lens in this case was definitely the one that offered the greatest “speed.”

    Monte, thanks for starting my day with a good laugh.


    April 19, 2010 at 7:40 am

    • Good, we all need to laugh, it heals even when we don’t know we need it.

      Monte Stevens

      April 19, 2010 at 12:27 pm

  2. Sounds like a new X-Game. Extreme Photography! Monte! Monte! Monte! LOL!


    April 19, 2010 at 10:39 am

  3. Shoot and run!!!


    April 19, 2010 at 11:48 am

    • Or run and shoot, depending on your speed, speed of the truck, the surface we’re running on, and what sort of shape we’re in.

      Monte Stevens

      April 19, 2010 at 12:29 pm

  4. Maybe you should shoot on roller skates?

    Ray Ketcham

    April 19, 2010 at 10:55 pm

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