Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM Lens Sample Pictures

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM Lens Sample Pictures
Old Pilings at Sunset, Chincoteague, Va Old Pilings at Sunset, Chincoteague, Va
Old pilings frame the sun as it sets over the bay at Chincoteague, VA.
 
30mm  f/11.0  1/100s  ISO 100
Tree Picture Tree Picture

 
17mm  f/4.5  1/45s  ISO 100
Sunrise 2 Sunrise 2
Sunrises don't get much better than this! Beautiful orange clouds are contrasted by dark blue sky and framed by Oak and Hickory Trees in this brilliant sunrise picture.
 
19mm  f/4.5  1/45s  ISO 100
Rock Run, Ralston PA Rock Run, Ralston PA
Rock Run, located in Loyalsock State Forest, is considered one of the most beautiful creeks in Pennsylvania. I didn't find much photography-related information about Rock Run, so I am creating this Rock Photo Gallery to help anyone considering a run to Rock Run.
 
For this shot, I was setup in the creek. Rock Run, in this area, runs deep in a very steep valley. This means that the stream itself is often in full shade - perfect for long exposure water motion blurs. This also means that wading in the always very cold (even though the air temperature was near 90 degrees above the valley on this day) creek, over very slippery rocks, is often the best way to navigate this area.
 
17mm  f/16.0  2.5s  ISO 100
Barefooting on the Boom Picture Barefooting on the Boom Picture
A barefooter (me actually) skis one-arm one-leg off the barefoot boom. A beautiful lake sunset provides the backdrop and the back-lighting.
 
17mm  f/6.3  1/1000s  ISO 100
Lower Antelope Slot Canyon Lower Antelope Slot Canyon
While Lower Antelope Slot Canyon is not quite as spectacular as Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, it is definitely worth visiting (photographing) - and it offeres some advantages of its own. The first major advantage is the lack of people.
 
Perhaps the second advantage to this slot canyon is the 4 hours of unattended exploration provided by the photographer pass. Simply drive up to the entrance to the slot canyon and ask for this pass. You will be escorted to the slot entrance and then have up to 4 hours to shoot as desired. The slower pace of shooting in this canyon was especially appreciated. And the landscape down there is incredible.
 
20mm  f/11.0  .3s  ISO 100
Aurora Borealis 4 Aurora Borealis 4

 
17mm  f/4.0  30s  ISO 800
Sunrise Picture Sunrise Picture

 
17mm  f/8.0  1/125s  ISO 100
Lower Antelope Canyon Lower Antelope Canyon
A rock structure resembling some kind of bird or other animal looms out over the slot in Lower Antelope Canyon. Shooting upward can be a good method of avoiding people in your frame.
 
17mm  f/11.0  1/4s  ISO 100
Slalom Waterskiing on the Boom Slalom Waterskiing on the Boom
A young girl enjoys her slalom waterski training. A Circular Polarizer filter was used in this shot.
 
17mm  f/5.0  1/1000s  ISO 320
I've Got Your Back I've Got Your Back
One step closer and I'll lick you to death!
 
35mm  f/8.0  1/50s  ISO 1600
Northern Lights 5 Northern Lights 5

 
17mm  f/4.0  30s  ISO 400
Storm Cloud Picture Storm Cloud Picture

 
17mm  f/9.5  1/45s  ISO 100
Niagara Falls in the Winter Niagara Falls in the Winter
Everything near Niagara Falls is covered in a thick coat of ice in the Winter season.
 
17mm  f/13.0  1/6s  ISO 200
Eagle Shape in Lower Antelope Canyon Eagle Shape in Lower Antelope Canyon
This eagle-shaped rock formation hangs out over the Lower Antelope Canyon slot. Careful composition is required when shooting in slot canyons - primarily to avoid any directly-lit rock - which results in hot spots.
 
40mm  f/11.0  1/4s  ISO 100
Rocks and Reflections Rocks and Reflections
Sunlit trees reflect in the completely shaded Rock Run water. When shooting in the shade, take care to avoid hot spots (directly sunlit areas) in your photo. Reflections can work.
 
If the kids (or you of course) are cold-water-tolerant, there are some great swimming holes in Rock Run - you are looking at a nice one here.
 
17mm  f/16.0  10s  ISO 100
Air-Air Lightning Air-Air Lightning
The night sky is lit up by lightning in this picture.
 
24mm  f/5.6  7.6s  ISO 640
Rattlesnake Slot Canyon, Arizona Rattlesnake Slot Canyon, Arizona
This is the characteristically-swirled red sandstone wall of Rattlesnake Slot Canyon, Arizona.
 
32mm  f/11.0  2.5s  ISO 100
Ice-Covered Street Light Ice-Covered Street Light
Long icecycles hang from this street light in Niagra Falls, Canada. Mist from the falls beautifully covers everything in the area during the winter.
 
30mm  f/5.6  1/13s  ISO 100
Lightning 3 Lightning 3
Dual air-ground lightning bolts light up the night sky.
 
17mm  f/5.6  24.8s  ISO 640
Rock Run Waterfall Rock Run Waterfall
This waterfall is the highlight of the most photogenic Rock Run location I found in my 1 mile creek hike. This hike began at a small Rock Run Road pull-off at .8 miles past the bridge in Ralston (by a great swimming hole). This falls is located about 1 mile upstream from the .8 mile pull-off. Another small Rock Run Road pull-off area is supposed to be located at about 1.8 miles after the bridge - it would be much easier to access this falls from the 1.8 mi parking spot.
 
35mm  f/16.0  2s  ISO 100
Navajo Sandstone, Lower Antelope Canyon Navajo Sandstone, Lower Antelope Canyon
Navajo sandstone - red rock - swirls upward through Lower Antelope Canyon, becoming brighter as it approaches the ground surface.
 
38mm  f/11.0  .5s  ISO 100
Niagara Falls at 17mm Niagara Falls at 17mm
A 1/2 second shutter speed creates a smooth motion blur of the falls on this cold Winter day.
 
17mm  f/16.0  1/2s  ISO 100
Niagara Falls at 36mm Niagara Falls at 36mm
Again, a 1/2 second shutter speed creates a smooth motion blur of the falls on this cold Winter day.
 
36mm  f/16.0  1/2s  ISO 100
The Path Brightens, Lower Antelope Canyon Slot The Path Brightens, Lower Antelope Canyon Slot
Carved rock walls lead to brighter light in Lower Antelope Slot Canyon.
 
17mm  f/11.0  .6s  ISO 100
Rock Run Slick Rock Rock Run Slick Rock
Rock run has lots of loose round rocks and lots of slick rock. And both types are slick. The Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM Lens on a full frame body was a great choice for this trip.
 
33mm  f/16.0  2.5s  ISO 100
Lower Antelope Canyon Curves Lower Antelope Canyon Curves
The walls of the Lower Antelope Canyon characteristically curve through this photo.
 
17mm  f/11.0  .3s  ISO 100
Waterfall Swimming hole at Rock Run Waterfall Swimming hole at Rock Run
Looking for a waterfall swimming hole in north-central PA? Don't mind cold water? Or just want to photograph the same? Rock Run, near Ralston, might be your spot.
 
The dark valley bottom makes long, water-motion-blurring, shutter speeds easy to get without a neutral density filter. But make sure you have a solid tripod with you.
 
32mm  f/16.0  2.5s  ISO 100
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