Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Sample Pictures

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens Sample Pictures
Newborn Foal Picture Newborn Foal Picture
A newborn foal (less than 1 day old) is getting aquainted with her owner while her overly-protective mother oversees the situation. This shot was taken from inside an 11'x12' stall. Lighting is from an open top half of a Dutch door and large overhead skylights.
 
16mm  f/2.8  1/100s  ISO 800
Light Beams in Upper Antelope Canyon Light Beams in Upper Antelope Canyon
Upper Antelope Canyon is a spectacular slot canyon on Navajo land near Page, Arizona. While the image appears serene, my back is against the canyon wall and I am elbow-to-elbow with fellow photographers. And just around the corner is another guide blocking access to the scene.
 
Upper Antelope Canyon is the most visited and most photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. A guide is required for this slot canyon. And to get decent photos here, book a photo tour. The native guides will take you where you need to go when you need to be there.
 
You need to know what you are doing when shooting here - you do not have much time to capture your image.
 
23mm  f/11.0  1s  ISO 100
Christmas Breakfast is Served Christmas Breakfast is Served
A little girl in pajamas and a Santa hat displays a tray of ... well, I'm not sure what they are. Must be for breakfast though. Notice the perspective a 16mm lens provides on a full frame body. Lighting is ambient from large windows and skylights.
 
16mm  f/2.8  1/80s  ISO 400
Sun, Clouds and a Blue Sky Picture Sun, Clouds and a Blue Sky Picture
Only a small amount of lens flare is visible even though the sun is directly in the picture.
 
16mm  f/11.0  1/500s  ISO 100
Violin Recital 2 Violin Recital 2
A young violinist plays on a grand stage along with a grand piano accompaniment. The wide angle focal length emphasizes the violinist.
 
16mm  f/2.8  1/125s  ISO 400
Rocky Coast of Maine Rocky Coast of Maine
Sand Beach is barely visible in the distance in this Acadia National Park picture. The rocky coast seen here is very typical for this area.
 
16mm  f/11.0  1/40s  ISO 160
Driftwood in Sheep's Head Slot Canyon Driftwood in Sheep's Head Slot Canyon
Though not nearly as dramatic as Upper Antelope canyon, Sheep's Head Slot Canyon is far less visited. Along with the guide, we had the canyon to ourselves this morning. Reflected light from the red canyon walls create a very warm light on this piece of driftwood and the worn rock around it.
 
When shooting in dark slot canyons, it is important to avoid getting directly-sunlit areas in the frame as they will result in unattractive blown highlights.
 
24mm  f/11.0  .3s  ISO 100
Quarter Horse Mare Picture Quarter Horse Mare Picture
A black quarter horse mare peers out her windows. Distance to the far stall wall is less than 11'.
 
16mm  f/2.8  1/100s  ISO 500
2007 Lexus IS 250 AWD in Starfire Pearl 2007 Lexus IS 250 AWD in Starfire Pearl
When approaching your subject, consider all angles it can be shot at. A step ladder was used for this looking-down perspective.
 
19mm  f/8.0  1/200s  ISO 100
Laser Light Beam, Upper Antelope Canyon Laser Light Beam, Upper Antelope Canyon
A laser-like beam of sunlight reaches 130' below the ground to the floor of Upper Antelope Canyon. I highly recommend a wide angle zoom lens when shooting at this popular location. There is a lot of sand blowing into this slot canyon (and the 4 other slot canyons I was in during this trip), so any lens changing should be done inside a protective bag. A towel or other protection for the camera and lens would also be a good idea.
 
16mm  f/8.0  5s  ISO 100
Weather Tree, Yellowstone Canyon Rim Weather Tree, Yellowstone Canyon Rim
A weathered tree clings to the rim of the Yellowstone Canyon near Canyon Village, Yellowstone National Park.
 
24mm  f/8.0  1/60s  ISO 100
Sunset at Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park Sunset at Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park
The view from high up on Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park is awesome even without a sun setting below. To get the star effect from a bright light, use a narrow aperture (such as f/11) and a wide angle lens. This is an HDR image. Photoshop was used to manually create this final image from two differently exposed images.
 
16mm  f/11.0  .5s  ISO 100
Round Rock Beach, Otter Cliff, Acadia National Park Round Rock Beach, Otter Cliff, Acadia National Park
The round rock beach just north of Otter Cliff in Acadia National Park is a great place to visit. Especially with a camera and tripod.
 
16mm  f/11.0  1/60s  ISO 100
Kids at the Inn Picture Kids at the Inn Picture
Three kids lounge in the room at the inn. The wide focal length makes capturing most of the room easy - even with a 1.3x body.
 
16mm  f/4.0  1/50s  ISO 1600
Sunrise on the Rocks, Acadia National Park Sunrise on the Rocks, Acadia National Park
The sun breaks the horizon near Otter Cliff, Acadia National Park.
 
16mm  f/11.0  1/160s  ISO 100
Palomino Foal Picture Palomino Foal Picture
A sunset picture of a palomino Quarter Horse foal. His color is changing to a darker shade as the baby hair sheds.
 
23mm  f/6.3  1/200s  ISO 400
Concert Hall Picture Concert Hall Picture
A 16mm lens on a full frame body takes in a big venue. The large beam near the top of the image presents a serious lens distortion stressor.
 
16mm  f/4.0  1/80s  ISO 400
Dump Truck Picture Dump Truck Picture
A triaxle dumb trunk releases its load of "cracker dust" (limestone fines).
 
16mm  f/10  1/160s  ISO 100
Informal Corporate Group Picture Informal Corporate Group Picture
Shot from 20' up in a forklift, this informal (to closer match a 100 year old photo) corporate group picture is a composite of about 12 photos. Some shot during the same session (eyes opened, heads straightened ...), some under completely different weather conditions to add missing persons.
 
24mm  f/8.0  1/250s  ISO 100
Boulders at Otter Cliff, Acadia National Park Boulders at Otter Cliff, Acadia National Park
Otter Cliff can be seen jutting out from the coast behind these large boulders in Acadia National Park.
 
16mm  f/11.0  1/50s  ISO 100
2007 Lexus IS 250 AWD - Rear Quarter View 2007 Lexus IS 250 AWD - Rear Quarter View
When working with a subject, try different angles and focal lengths.
 
A relatively wide focal length and a close subject distance will cause the foreground to be emphasized. In this case, the rear quarter panel of the car appears larger relative to the rest of the vehicle (the front quarter panel for example) - because of the perspective of the close subject distance.
 
24mm  f/5.6  1/400s  ISO 100
A Girl and Her Baby Rabbits A Girl and Her Baby Rabbits
A little girl peers into a basket holding two baby rabbits. A Golden Retriever does the same thing.
 
25mm  f/5.6  1/80s  ISO 400
Yellowstone River Gorge Yellowstone River Gorge
The Yellowstone River cuts through the beautifully-colored Yellowstone Canyon walls.
 
21mm  f/11.0  1/320s  ISO 100
Channel in the Florida Key Flats Channel in the Florida Key Flats
Photographically cooperative clouds hover over a channel through the Florida Keys west of Key West. A circular polarizer filter was used for this shot.
 
16mm  f/11.0  1/160s  ISO 160
Mother and Colt, Nose-to-Nose Mother and Colt, Nose-to-Nose
A black Quarter Horse mare and here palomino colt stand affectionately, nose to nose.
 
23mm  f/2.8  1/125s  ISO 1000
Unnamed Falls, Ricketts Glen State Park Unnamed Falls, Ricketts Glen State Park
The falls may be too small to have a name, but that fern-covered boulder beside it should have one.
 
And I've spent enough time beside it to know it well. In the fall, colorful beech tree leaves collect on the ridged rock in the foreground. Move in close with a wide angle lens, use a narrow aperture for lots of depth of field and use a circular polarizer filter to knock down the reflections and you have a nice picture.
 
16mm  f/11.0  2.5s  ISO 100
Rays of Light, Upper Antelope Slot Canyon Rays of Light, Upper Antelope Slot Canyon
Rays of light stream into Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, reflecting warm-toned light onto the already-red sandstone canyon walls. Note the 15 second exposure - a tripod is required for photographing the Upper Antelope Slot Canyon.
 
30mm  f/11.0  15s  ISO 100
Spring Landscape Picture Spring Landscape Picture
New growth glows light green in the early morning sun.
 
16mm  f/11.0  1/80s  ISO 100
Cat In and Cat Out Picture Cat In and Cat Out Picture
The house cat checks out the stray cat. Funny but not visible in the picture is that the indoor cat has no tail and the outdoor cat tail was abnormally large.
 
27mm  f/2.8  1/100s  ISO 1000
Palomino Colt Picture Palomino Colt Picture
This is a 1 month old palomino Quarter Horse colt. A close wide angle tilted perspective along with a wide open shutter creates an interesting look.
 
16mm  f/2.8  1/250s  ISO 100
White Daffodils White Daffodils
A clump of white Daffodils clows as the sun sets. Only the flowers are still in the light.
 
35mm  f/8.0  1/125s  ISO 100
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Picture Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Picture
One of the most beautiful sights in Yellowstone National Park is the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
 
21mm  f/8.0  1/250s  ISO 100
Light Beams, Upper Antelope Slot Canyon Light Beams, Upper Antelope Slot Canyon
While there is a lot of interesting landscape in the Upper Antelope Slot Canyon, the light beams that occur certain times of the day and year are the biggest attraction for photographers.
 
23mm  f/11.0  3.2s  ISO 100
The Girls The Girls
I'll assume the two rabbits and the stuffed horse are girls as well. An easy way to get a clean background is to get above your subjects.
 
25mm  f/5.6  1/80s  ISO 400
Narrow Beam of Light in Upper Antelope Canyon Narrow Beam of Light in Upper Antelope Canyon
A narrow beam of light reaches the floor of Upper Antelope Canyon, 130' below the ground surface. With a long exposure and a short amount of time to shoot in (the guides are holding the other visitors back), you need to get your shot settings right quickly.
 
35mm  f/8.0  3.2s  ISO 100
Pennsylvania Snow Storm Pennsylvania Snow Storm
Pennsylvania does not often get the Colorado variety snow storms, but what Pennsylvania gets can be very beautiful. When the cloud cover is heavy, it doesn't matter what time of the day you are shooting in – images taken throughout the day will look the same.
 
Here I was shooting mid-day during the storm from under the protection of an umbrella. Since you never know when a wind will kick up and blow the snow off of the branches, I was making sure that I got the shot I wanted. The blurred falling snowflakes (hard to see at this reduced image size) also add a different dimension to this image.
 
16mm  f/11.0  1/25s  ISO 100
Lake House Picture Lake House Picture
A deck forms the base for this image while the deck, roof and tree lines take your eye on a tour throughout the frame.
 
16mm  f/10.0  1/100s  ISO 100
Tumbleweed in Sheep's Head Slot Canyon Tumbleweed in Sheep's Head Slot Canyon
There is not much in the slot canyons other than rocks and sand, but the occasional tumbleweed makes its presence there.
 
29mm  f/11.0  .6s  ISO 100
Dense Fog at Canyon Vista Dense Fog at Canyon Vista
Just because you arrive at a high location before sunrise doesn't mean that you will have a clear view at sunrise – even if the forecast was for a clear or partly cloudy day. Of course, sometimes you prefer for some of the view to be blocked.
 
And the latter was indeed the case this particular morning at Canyon Vista in Worlds End State Park when heavy fog filled the valley long after sunrise. I had plenty of time to explore a wide variety of shots including this one where I used a large hemlock tree's branches to add interest to the plain blue sky.
 
16mm  f/11.0  1/20s  ISO 100
Rock in Front of Harrison Wright Falls Rock in Front of Harrison Wright Falls
There are few Ricketts Glen SP subjects more beautiful than Harrison Wright Falls. But after you have the normal portrait shots of these falls, look for something different.
 
For this image, I moved downstream and came up behind a rock formation. The lines from the rocks in the lower left portion of the frame lead to the fully-contained-in-the-frame rock. I elevated the camera high enough that this rock did not completely block the view of the stream and aligned so that the falls fall about 1/3 of the way into the frame. A CP filter was used for this photo.
 
16mm  f/16.0  2.5s  ISO 100
Beam of Light, Upper Antelope Canyon Beam of Light, Upper Antelope Canyon
A sure way to beat the crowds in Upper Antelope Canyon is to shoot upwards. And a sunlight beam certainly adds to most shots.
 
23mm  f/11.0  2s  ISO 100
Murray Reynolds Falls, Ricketts Glen SP Murray Reynolds Falls, Ricketts Glen SP
Murray Reynolds Falls is the lowest elevation waterfall on the Ricketts Glen SP's Falls Trail north of Rt 118. It is also the most distant RG falls to hike to. But the hike is worth the effort.
 
This is a good location to use a telephoto lens to more-fill the frame with the falls, but in this case, I used a large, mossy rock as my foreground subject. As usual for my waterfall landscape photos, a circular polarizer was used for this photo.
 
16mm  f/16.0  3.2s  ISO 100
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