Monday, March 08, 2010

Getting Wide

Other than perspective distortions, I love wide-angle lenses.
With my standard lens, I would only be able to capture a portion of the lobby entrance to the California Academy of Sciences Museum in San Francisco. I could not show you the "whole picture" or its enormity.
As a newly remodeled building, the floor-to-ceiling windows allows in more natural lighting for energy efficiency.


Looking into the piazza where people are having their lunch in a bright and airy environment.
In general, I think people prefer luminous surroundings than a dreary and dark setting.
What do you think?


- Karen

11 comments:

Rose Belle said...

The Academy of Sciences is the world first 'green' museum and of course a magnificent architecturally built building. There is so much to see and learn that everyone should visit it in person.

A dining area with natural and bright lighting is definitely better than a dimmed area. Hope you had a wonderful time at the academy!

Mei Teng said...

I wish I have a wider angle lens. There's a new Canon 15-85mm.

rainfield61 said...

I thought Canon 15-85mm is a standard lens.
It comes together with any Canon camera.

AVCr8teur said...

Rose Belle: I did enjoy the museum immensely. It is quite different than the old museum although there were a few exhibits I remembered as a kid.

Mei Teng: Yes, go get it. :)

Rainfield61: You are correct, there is the 15-85mm lens, but I don't have one as my standard lens.

Mama J said...

Hai, watching picture in your blog post give me new energy to start monday morning

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That is a great angle with the DeYoung in the background. That dining area is huge and with the glass and natural lighting it looks even brighter.

Vigor said...

Hi. visiting your blog.
You got different verities of topics. Love it.
Cheers.

Yvi said...

Hi!

Great photos...loos great!

Greetings from Switzerland
Yvi

dot said...

No gloomy setting for me. Also I like to see what I'm eating.
I see what you mean about the lenses.

Ratty said...

I think I agree, bright and cheery is always the way to go.

Adrian LaRoque said...

Very nice Karen!