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50-megapixel Canon 5DS R
Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro

Aperture Series with Tilt: Saddlebag Lake Dam Spillway, Oblique View

This scene is one that might confound without tilt; here I wanted to document the Saddlebag Lake Dam spillway by including structures near it, and the type of dam, etc. With a conventional lens, choosing the leading area would blur the background, and vice versa. Probably I could have used f/11 and done reasonably well, but here, by using tilt, a high grade and very sharp image is obtained near to far.

Also, I wanted natural perspective—no tilting the camera—so 10mm of shift was also used in addition to about 1° of tilt.

Saddlebag Lake Dam Spillway, Oblique View

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