10 January 2024

Different Views Towards the Same Body of Water

Using Different Canon Camera Equipment : Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island

Woodbridge Island from Arnhem, Milnerton
Image 1: Woodbridge Island from Arnhem, Milnerton

Image one: The Milnerton Lagoon from Arnhem (in which I do my photography training on a lower level and live, on a higher level). This image was captured just after 06:00 one morning (during summer). With the main bridge going to Woodbridge Island on the left and the wooden bridge towards the right. @ f/16

Arnhem from Woodbridge Island, Milnerton
Image 2: Arnhem from Woodbridge Island, Milnerton

Image two: The Milnerton lagoon from Woodbridge Island towards Arnhem (the building in the centre). This image was captured just after 18:00 one very cold afternoon (during winter). This image was captured while positioned closer to the wooden bridge and the canoe club (as seen in image one). @ f/16

Both images on tripod with different Canon cameras / different wide-angle lenses.

The difference in camera gear
Image one was captured with an entry-level APS-C / Crop Canon EOS  700D camera / consumer EF-S 18-135mm f/3.4-5.6 IS STM lens. Image two was captured with a full frame Canon EOS 6D body / EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM lens. Does this really matter? Perhaps, but not so much to me anymore...

The only real substantial difference is the quality and availability of light – and positioning.

Using a tripod in image two was more important than image one due to the lower light at the time (using f/16). If I had used the entry-level equipment in capturing image two the result would have been close to identical – as long as I was using a steady tripod.

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