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The Wall crowds

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Crowds at The Wall photo by Ed O’Connell.

Love how Ed’s lens flattens miles of beach behind these guys. To all the photo experts — tell me again how this “shortening” is done (those houses are way back from the people in the water) ?

Here’s the scene pre-wave

2 replies on “The Wall crowds”

The foreshortening effect you see is a by-product of using a very “long” telephoto, such as a 400mm. The same effect accounts for those photos with the rising or setting Moon or Sun looking huge when compared to Earth-bound objects like house or trees.

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