Lake Ice Cracks with Ultra Wide Lens

Jan 13, 2024 | Landscapes | 0 comments

I had a day to explore and practice some landscape photography, which was a wonderful time getting lost in nature.  With the lake frozen over, I was able to walk across the bay to a small island.  Along the beach of this island, I found these interesting cracks in the ice.  Perfect subject for the ultra wide lens! Putting the camera on a tripod and getting the camera as close to the ice cracks, I was able to enhance the view of the cracks with the ultra wide lens. A downside to being this close means depth of view is narrow. Therefore I had to take multiple images at different focus points and then blended the images together in Photoshop to create an image that is sharp from front to back.

The resulting images:  (click image to resize to screen size)

14mm | 1/80s | f/8 | ISO 100

Added the 10-stop Neutral Density filter to capture a multi second long exposure to soften the clouds.

14mm | 1/80s | f/8 | ISO 100

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