Despite the ongoing rainfall and a cloudy, permanently gray sky I decided not to wait much longer for a more varied lighting mood but to grab my camera and get going. After a long break I also took my reliable SIGMA 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HS lens along, which is perfect for such excursions in particular.
After the first long-awaited snowfall I didn’t want to stay in my apartment any longer last weekend. In order to have light and flexible baggage to carry this time I decided once again after a long time for my compact all-round lens, the SIGMA 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM. With this lens I had a wonderful range of fixed focal lengths suitable for every subject. The intense consistent open aperture of 2.8 allows nice bokeh and a great depth of field even though it’s an APSC camera.
Recently I got surprised by a rain shower on my photo walk. The gray sky had already been an indicator, but still I didn’t want to miss the chance of escaping the city on my bike and riding along the river. It was even nicer when it turned out to be only a short cloudburst and the sun reappeared right after the shower.
The clouds and the sun twinkling through created a wonderful white light, making the green colors of the plants near the river shine in beautiful shades – so all that was perfect for my camera.
That’s why I was able to take some nice landscape pictures with my favorite lens, the SIGMA 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM.
The minimum distance from the lens to the subject is 28mm, which allows you to get pretty close to the subject while you still have some free space left in the picture for the background, which frames your subject harmoniously. You can still capture the magic of the rain afterwards – for instance by highlighting the puddles on the ground reflecting the clouds or the sparkling water drops on the leaves. But just take a look at the result for yourself!