Shoot wide, open up and get down!

I'm a big lover of fast wide-angle lenses and the glorious Canon 24mm f/1.4 is one of my favorites - I sometimes wish it would be even wider but there is no wider Canon lens at f/1.4. If I don't shoot HDR's with it I tend to use it wide open with a focus point really close to bring out the great bokeh that this glass produces.

WARNING: If you are shooting against the sun - like I did - use the live-preview function of your camera to prevent eye-damage. If you are using your view-finder to look directly into the sun for more than a few seconds you can seriously damage your eyes!

In addition, lying on railroad tracks for more than a few seconds can also cause attention.... just sayin'...

QUESTION: Why was I not shooting wide open?

Exif Info:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

  • Exposure Time: 1/6400

  • Aperture: f/1.8

  • ISO: 100

  • Focal Length: 24mm