Walking With a Different Lens

Eventually your “normal” walk becomes a bit boring. I have several routes that I usually take when Camera Walking, and occasionally I find myself feeling uninspired. That is when I try to mix it up a bit. I have focused on the wider, landscape view, or have looked for the unusual as a way to inspire my walk. I usually walk with my Canon 60D using my 24-105 mm lens. That lens works great for most of the things I like to photograph… such as this landscape.

Seattle Scene

Seattle Scene

The other day, when I was feeling a bit uninspired, I decided to walk with my 70-200mm telephoto lens.  It forced to look for the details… such as the details of a leaf.

Sun Kissed Leaf

Sun Kissed Leaf

It also made me see things that I wasn’t focused on before. There is a sculpture in front of one the homes along my walk that I have photographed before.  Since I was focusing  on details, I saw something completely different – the tree through the sculpture’s opening. The telephoto lens forced me to zoom in.

Through the Opening

Through the Opening

I found myself walking longer than I planned because I was curious to see what I could capture. A leaf on a top of a car becomes a fun photograph.  So simple, yet lovely.

Car Leaf

Car Leaf

The friendly dog in the neighborhood was ready to pose for me from a distance. What a face!

Neighborhood Dog

Neighborhood Dog

And finally, a close up of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle.

Needle Cap

Needle Cap

So join me in mixing up your walk by taking equipment with you. Try your smartphone, a point and shoot or change-up the walk with a different lens on your DSLR. It will help you see the world differently and it will help you get inspired to head out the door,  walking to achieve greater health, fitness and creativity.

Let us know what helps you get out CameraWalking by commenting here, commenting on our Facebook page, or send us an email at getmoving@camerawalking.com .

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4 Responses to Walking With a Different Lens

  1. gabbie2013 says:

    Reblogged this on Gabbie 2013 blog.

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