I’m pretty sure, all of us, who are really into photography and spend a lot of time with it, have this one photo, which required so much more work and patience than all the other ones. This one photo and the perfect vision of it stuck in your head for such a long time. Turning this vision into a photo is the ultimate goal. No matter how long it will take you, how many hours of trial and error, no matter how often you’ll be walking home at the end of a shoot, realizing that it still didn’t work.
Someone who worked for this ONE perfect picture for an estimated 6 years, one who took over half a million photos for this, who doesn’t regret a single second of it and one who, in the end, got rewarded with an incredible photo, is Alan McFadyen.
I don’t think I’m exaggerating because as you can see in the following image and in the 100% crop below, the lens turns out amazingly sharp for a super-tele-zoom. But only if you do everything the right way.
For a few days now I’ve been the owner of a Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Contemporary Tele Zoom. The timing for this purchase isn’t quite ideal, as taking photos with such lenses requires a lot of light. Actually I didn’t want to buy it before spring, but then I had a G.A.S. attack. A bad one too. 😉 Continue reading →