Dealing With Obstructions
I loved the look of this old cabin in the middle of a canola field but there was a strip of tall thistles around the field.
Bringing out a telephoto lens let me zoom in to the old structure and avoid the high weeds.
I really wanted a wider view of the field to make the cabin appear smaller in the frame. But how did I deal with the thistles that would have to deal with. I suppose I could have gone over the fence, cut down the offending thistles and done the farmer a favour. Being a little lazier than that, I folded up my tripod with the legs extended and held everything over my head. The camera was over ten feet in the air with the self-timer on and the lens pointed in the direction that I wanted. It took about 4 or 5 attempts before I got one with the framing that I wanted, but I was pleased with the result.
In the best light…