My widest lens, the Olympus 9-18, is not wide enough. There was a light in the upper left corner that would have made a nice accent. I’ve tried to go all way down to the floor and include it, but then I lost the perfect angle on the stairs and I had to cut them without any viable option for the lower corners. Didn’t work.
The Panasonic 7-14 that I sold last year would probably have been wide enough, and in this particular image, I would not even have had a problem with any lights in the frame … unless of course I would have tried to include the light, that was the reason to wish for a wider lens in the first place 🙂
Olympus will have a 7-14/2.8 next year, I expect it to be free of the reflections that plague the Panasonic on Olympus bodies, but of course it will be large and heavy and expensive. Hmm … nothing. Really 😛
I guess the perfect lens for this image would have been my old Sigma 8-16, but that lens has gone as well.
Reality is, I don’t mind. Yes, once in a while I fail to make an image that I once would have easily made. On the other hand, guess how often I carried the Sigma 8-16 with me. Imagine how many images were not made because of that. And finally there are a lot of images that I am able to make, only because I have a wickedly stabilized camera with more depth of field than I once had. There are always two sides to a story 😀
The Song of the Day is “The Call Up” from the Clash album “Sandinista”. Hear it on YouTube.