|Conveyer to coal storage, 17mm lens|
Next, I put on a telephoto (135mm) lens, stood in the same place, and made approximately the same photograph. The difference in perspective is obvious, the steel poles supporting the conveyer seem compressed together in comparison to the wide angle shot. The difference in coverage of the environment is also large, the wide angle lens shows much more of the high desert surrounding the facility than the telephoto image.
|Conveyer to coal storage, 135mm lens|
Having a wide range of focal lengths available gives me a lot of flexibility in my perspective. As always, click on a photo to see a larger size.