Canon EOS 50D Sample Pictures

Canon EOS 50D Sample Pictures
Note: The Canon EOS 50D has been replaced by the Canon EOS 60D.
Standing on the Road Picture Standing on the Road Picture
On the road, but not in danger of getting hit on this walkway painted like a road. You'll find this scene in Bar Harbor, Maine. This lens could easily be handheld at a lower shutter speed and therefore a lower ISO setting, but Mikayla was not standing still enough to prevent motion blur at these lower speeds.
 
18mm  f/8.0  1/100s  ISO 400
Pretty Marsh, Acadia National Park, Maine Pretty Marsh, Acadia National Park, Maine
Fall color stands out on the shores of Pretty Marsh, Acadia National Park, Maine. Pretty Marsh is located on the western side of Mount Desert Island. A circular polarizer filter was used for this image.
 
20mm  f/11.0  1/8s  ISO 100
Morning Soccer Picture Morning Soccer Picture
A low, warm morning sun lights this young soccer player. Frame your sports shots tightly - having the player's face and the ball (if there is one in your sport) in the frame is usually desired.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/2500s  ISO 200
Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park
Granite rock formations mixed with evergreens and brilliant red ground foliage are found on Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park in October. The view isn't bad either. The opportunies for creativity with a camera here are endless.
 
18mm  f/11.0  1/40s  ISO 160
New York City Steel Picture New York City Steel Picture
An elaborate architectural steel structure found in New York City. This was a handheld shot taking advantage of the IS feature of this lens.
 
80mm  f/5.6  1/20s  ISO 250
Girl and her Dog Girl and her Dog
This girl and her dog are being lit by a just-set sun. The broad, warm light from this time of the day creates pleasing portrait illumination.
 
65mm  f/8.0  1/40s  ISO 320
Street Portrait Street Portrait
Want easy good lighting? Put your subject at the edge of a doorway on a cloudy day. Shopping in a town makes this even easier.
 
150mm  f/5.6  1/160s  ISO 500
Acadia National Park Afterglow Acadia National Park Afterglow
As soon as the sun sets on the horizon, nearly everyone packs up and goes home. However, some of the best photo opportunites come with the afterglow. Shot handheld.
 
178mm  f/11.0  1/20s  ISO 100
Walking by the Bay Walking by the Bay
The bay at Pretty Marsh, Acadia National Park, Maine, that is. A little girl explores for treasures along the beautiful Maine coast. This is an HDR image. An exposure for the sky was manually combined with a longer exposure for the shore using Photoshop.
 
10mm  f/11.0  1/13s  ISO 100
Exploring Cadillac Mountain Exploring Cadillac Mountain
A portrait of a young Cadillac Mountain (Acadia National Park) explorer. The late day sun lights this scene.
 
50mm  f/10.0  1/60s  ISO 160
Horses Horses
I was trying to get the dark horse heading into the frame from the bottom left and the light horse heading into the frame from the top right. Getting both heads facing me at the same time was impossible - horses swing their heads side to side and move forward as they graze.
 
70mm  f/8.0  1/80s  ISO 250
Starfish Picture Starfish Picture
There are many varieties of starfish, but this was the most common type we found in Acadia National Park. A Circular Polarizer Filter was used to cut the reflections from the wet starfish and surroundings.
 
90mm  f/11.0  1/100s  ISO 100
Shot on Goal Shot on Goal
Layers of interest through this image include the keeper's hands about to catch the soccer ball, the shooter with a great expression on her face , the beaten defender and a trailing teammate.
 
300mm  f/2.8  1/2000s  ISO 200
Backlit Forest Picture Backlit Forest Picture
A strong backlight illuminates this evergreen forest scene. Bright green moss colors the forest floor.
 
15mm  f/11.0  1.3s  ISO 100
Low Tide at Pretty Marsh Low Tide at Pretty Marsh
The low tide exposes colorful sea plants on the shore of Pretty Marsh, Acadia National Park, Maine. A slim B+W circular polarizer was used to cut the reflections off of the wet plants and rocks.
 
19mm  f/11.0  1/13s  ISO 100
Steel Architecture - New York City Steel Architecture - New York City
This is the steel architecture behind a glass building in New York City. This shot was taken handheld - utilizing the image stabilization available in the lens.
 
135mm  f/5.6  1/13s  ISO 400
Bar Harbor Shops - Maine Bar Harbor Shops - Maine
Lively signs add color to the already colorful Bar Harbor town shops in Maine.
 
90mm  f/8.0  1/100s  ISO 100
Horse Shake Horse Shake
Ever see a horse shake? If you did, you know what I'm taking about when I say there is a lot of movement going on during this event. It's much more eye-opening if you are on them during the shake.
 
50mm  f/8.0  1/125s  ISO 200
Maine Coast Picture Maine Coast Picture
The Maine coast by the bay at Pretty Marsh in Acadia National Park at low tide.
 
10mm  f/11.0  .3s  ISO 100
Bass Harbor Lighthouse Bass Harbor Lighthouse
A circular polarizer filter was used to capture this mid-day Bass Harbor Lighthouse picture.
 
35mm  f/11.0  1/50s  ISO 100
Going for the Goal at ISO 6400 Going for the Goal at ISO 6400
An outside-mid soccer player makes the corner for the goal.
 
When shooting sports in steady lighting conditions, I usually establish a manual exposure with a wide open aperture (to blur the background and gain a faster shutter speed) and a shutter speed sufficient to stop the action. In this case, 1/800 at ISO 3200 was not good enough. So, I was using the 50D's emergency ISO 6400 setting. It doesn't look bad at this reduced size - and the image would have been blurred at ISO 3200.
 
400mm  f/2.8  1/1600s  ISO 6400
Empire State Building, New York City Picture Empire State Building, New York City Picture
Not your conventional New York City Empire State Building picture - but I'm always looking for new ways of looking at things. I like the leading lines drawing the viewer's eye toward the distant subject.
 
18mm  f/9.0  1/30s  ISO 100
Playing Horse in Bar Harbor Playing Horse in Bar Harbor
I look for the unconventional angle for my lens why Mikayla explores an unconventional use of a street barrier chain in Bar Harbor, Maine. Having the extreme range of focal lengths available in this lens makes finding the unconventional shot easier. This is an HDR image.
 
18mm  f/5.6  1/400s  ISO 500
Low Tide on the Bay, Maine Low Tide on the Bay, Maine
The wet rocks and plant life are very visible when the tide is out at Pretty Marsh, Acadia National Park, Maine
 
10mm  f/11.0  1/13s  ISO 100
Sand Beach, Acadia National Park Sand Beach, Acadia National Park
The yellow foliage gives away the season this Sand Beach, Acadia National Park, Maine picture was taken in. Columbus Day weekend is often the peak of the fall foliage progression in Acadia NP. A circular polarizer filter was used for this image.
 
18mm  f/9.0  1/60s  ISO 160
Brittany and a Brittle Star Picture Brittany and a Brittle Star Picture
Brittany proudly holds the brittle star she discovered long enough for a picture before releasing it back into Frechman's Bay by Bar Harbor, Maine.
 
18mm  f/8.0  1/80s  ISO 160
18mm Cadillac Mountain Sunset 18mm Cadillac Mountain Sunset
A couple of evergreens help frame the sun as it sets on Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine.
 
18mm  f/11.0  1/80s  ISO 160
Speedlite and Umbrella Portrait Example Speedlite and Umbrella Portrait Example
A Canon Speedlite 430EX II was triggered by a Canon ST-E2 Remote Transmitter and fired into a white umbrella for this portrait. The out-of-the-camera gray background was made white in Photoshop.
 
85mm  f/8.0  1/200s  ISO 100
Clouds Over the Bay Clouds Over the Bay
Reflections from clouds appear as waves on the water. This image was captured at Pretty Marsh, Acadia National Park, Maine.
 
10mm  f/11.0  1/30s  ISO 100
200mm Cadillac Mountain Sunset 200mm Cadillac Mountain Sunset
Being able to catch a short-duration event (such as the sun setting) with a variety of focal lengths is very useful - it definitely expands the portfolio for the event.
 
200mm  f/11.0  1/125s  ISO 100
Glass Building, New York City Glass Building, New York City
The clouds reflect off of this dark glass building in NYC.
 
18mm  f/8.0  1/160s  ISO 100
Forest Floor Picture Forest Floor Picture
A Pretty Marsh, Acadia National Park, Maine old growth evergreen forest floor.
 
10mm  f/11.0  .8s  ISO 100
Young Photographers on Cadillac Mountain Young Photographers on Cadillac Mountain
A pair of young photographers compose their images late in the day on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.
 
28mm  f/11.0  1/80s  ISO 160
Rocks Leading to the Distant Ocean Rocks Leading to the Distant Ocean
Deep late-day shadows in the granite provides an interesting foreground for a wide landscape shot from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park.
 
18mm  f/10.0  1/50s  ISO 160
Soccer at ISO 12800 Soccer at ISO 12800
A few minutes after this shot was taken, parents started turning on car lights for the players to see by and the officials called the game a few minutes after that. While the image quality from the 50D at ISO 12800 is not great, it allowed the game to be captured into nearly dark conditions.
 
400mm  f/2.8  1/1000s  ISO 12800
Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor, Maine Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor, Maine
Big boats, little boats ... anchored in Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor, Maine.
 
18mm  f/8.0  1/80s  ISO 100
Horses in the Pasture Horses in the Pasture
A pair of horses do what horses do most of the time - graze. A wide angle focal length creates depth and emphasizes the close subject.
 
18mm  f/8.0  1/160s  ISO 250
Tired Girl on the Rocks Picture Tired Girl on the Rocks Picture
She is worn out from hours of treasure hunting on the Bar Harbor, Maine coast.
 
160mm  f/7.1  1/60s  ISO 100
Color on the Shore Color on the Shore
This image was made at Pretty Marsh, Acadia National Park, Maine in the fall. Effects of a circular polarizer filter can be seen in the unevenly-shaded sky.
 
10mm  f/11.0  1/13s  ISO 100
Girl Hugging Dog Girl Hugging Dog
Dogs (clean ones at least) are fun for kids to hug. Animals can help generate the smiles you are looking for in your kid photography.
 
184mm  f/8.0  1/40s  ISO 320
NYFD in Action NYFD in Action
The New York City Fire Department races past the Empire State Building to their destination. This shot was taken handheld - at an impressively long 1/5 sec shutter speed (thanks to image stabilization).
 
18mm  f/5.6  1/5s  ISO 200
Sunset Portrait Sunset Portrait
Two sisters are lit from a very warm, horizontal light source - the setting sun.
 
100mm  f/9.0  1/60s  ISO 160
Maine Driftwood Maine Driftwood
A piece of driftwood provides the foreground interest in this Maine shoreline picture.
 
24mm  f/11.0  1/80s  ISO 100
Moon Rising at Cadillac Mountain Moon Rising at Cadillac Mountain
The moon rises as the sun sets at Cadillac Mountain.
 
18mm  f/11.0  1/80s  ISO 160
Chain Cow Girl Picture Chain Cow Girl Picture
When her noble steed is not available, she is forced to ride the chain. Actually she is killing time in Bar Harbor, Maine.
 
18mm  f/5.6  1/400s  ISO 500
The Empire State Building - 1/2 Sec Handheld The Empire State Building - 1/2 Sec Handheld
This Empire State Building picture was taken handheld - at 1/2 second thanks to image stabilization.
 
18mm  f/5.6  1/2s  ISO 200
Three Girls Doing Homework Three Girls Doing Homework
Three girls lounge on the floor while doing their homework. One does not read or write very well.
 
28mm  f/5.6  1/13s  ISO 200
Steel and Glass Picture Steel and Glass Picture
Steel structure behind the glass-front of this building.
 
18mm  f/5.6  1/50s  ISO 100
New York City Skyline Picture New York City Skyline Picture
This skyline picture of New York City was taken handheld on a windy night - at a 1/4 second shutter speed - thanks to image stabilization.
 
50mm  f/5.6  1/4s  ISO 500
Moss and Trees Picture Moss and Trees Picture
Bright green moss adds to the color of this forest floor.
 
22mm  f/11.0  3s  ISO 100
Tightly-Framed Portrait Tightly-Framed Portrait
When framing this tightly, a relatively long focal length will often provide the best "look" for your portrait.
 
270mm  f/6.3  1/40s  ISO 320
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