Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Lens Sample Pictures

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM Lens Sample Pictures
Sun Shining Through Snow-Covered Fir Tree Sun Shining Through Snow-Covered Fir Tree
For this shot, I positioned the sun so that it was shining through a small opening in the snow-covered fir tree. Using the rule of thirds, I positioned the tree about 1/3 of the distance into the frame.
 
10mm  f/8.0  1/200s  ISO 100
Alert Golden Retriever in Snow Alert Golden Retriever in Snow
Animal pictures often look best when taken from the animal's level. I'm a good bit taller than this dog, so I was down very low in the snow for this shot.
 
I planned the position where I wanted to take this picture from before getting there - to get the light and background working together while preventing unnecessary tracks in the snow. The dog and I moved together to the position where I instructed her to stay. She happened to alertly look in the right direction for this shot, but the plan was to throw something in that direction to get the alert look.
 
15mm  f/8.0  1/200s  ISO 100
Christmas Morning Hats Christmas Morning Hats
Three young girls have fun with their Christmas hats in what resembles the aftermath of an explosion.
 
Ultra-wide angle lenses make it easy to get everything in the frame, but they do not always provide a good perspective for people pictures. This picture provides an example of the distortion in a closer subject near the edge of the frame.
 
10mm  f/5.6  1/60s  ISO 800
Wide Angle Sunset Wide Angle Sunset
When a large area of sky is performing at sunset, an ultra-wide angle lens can take it all in. In this shot, I used the dark mountain as the base and framed the bright clouds so that they curved through the balance of the frame.
 
20mm  f/5.6  1/100s  ISO 100
Christmas Tree 4 Christmas Tree 4
This picture was taken using only the Christmas lights for illumination. A camera-level tripod position provides a normal perspective with the windows oriented vertically within the frame.
 
10mm  f/8.0  6s  ISO 100
Christmas Tree Picture with Perspective Christmas Tree Picture with Perspective
Move the camera position down low and the Christmas tree gets a new perspective. A longer focal length was used for this shot than the previous Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 DC HSM Lens Christmas tree sample picture, but the lower position dramatically changes the orientation of the windows in the frame.
 
An f/11 aperture was used for this shot - to get a bigger starburst on each of the Christmas light bulbs.
 
15mm  f/8.0  8s  ISO 200
Beech Tree in the Snow Beech Tree in the Snow
Tree trunk shadows line the background of the beech tree still holding tight to its golden leaves.
 
10mm  f/8.0  1/100s  ISO 100
Winter Corn Field Picture Winter Corn Field Picture
Only short corn stalks remain in this winter corn field. The low sun casts long shadows in the snow from even these short stalks.
 
10mm  f/8.0  1/400s  ISO 100
Snow-laden Pine Needles Snow-laden Pine Needles
This picture of snow-laden pine needles was taken at near minimum focus distance for this lens which was set to its longest focal length.
 
20mm  f/8.0  1/125s  ISO 100
A Lot of Legs A Lot of Legs
Sometimes, you just have to go for a camera - and a kitchen stool in this case. The ultra-wide angle lens allowed me to work in a tight space and still get the big picture.
 
And here, we have a lot of legs on a bed - at least two horses, a sheep, a dog and a girl - and I'm sure there are many more under the various blankets.
 
The dog's closer position relative the rest of the subjects give it prominance in this picture. I'm not sure what to say about the flower stem that appears to lead to a flower that in the dog's mouth.
 
10mm  f/8.0  1/60s  ISO 400
Melting Snow Peeling from Tree Trunk Melting Snow Peeling from Tree Trunk
Melting snow peels back from a tree trunk. Clean melting snow is an oxymoron. But clone stamping can make clean melting snow a reality - turning it into a nice picture. A late winter sun provides some shadowing across the frame.
 
10mm  f/8.0  1/60s  ISO 1000
Black Cat Black Cat
A black cat decides to become part of the Christmas decorations. This picture was taken in indoor lighting using a tripod. A 1/6 second exposure cat picture is typically a low-percentage shot - unless they are sleeping.
 
16mm  f/5.6  1/6s  ISO 400
Two Girls on Two Snow Tubes Two Girls on Two Snow Tubes
Two girls ride two snow tubes in an unconventional way. This shot is testing the action-stopping capabilities of an f/3.5 lens. The sun is set and a 1/800 second exposure duration is not leaving much headroom at f/3.5 and ISO 3200.
 
10mm  f/3.5  1/800s  ISO 3200
Ornamented Christmas Tree Ornamented Christmas Tree
A 10mm focal length presents a different perspective when focused close to a Christmas tree.
 
10mm  f/11.0  8s  ISO 200
Dog in a Field Dog in a Field
Getting down low allows this dog's upper body outline to be uninterrupted by lines in the background. Moving in close with a wide angle focal length gives the viewer a sense of presence. The dog is positioned about 1/3 of the way into the frame and is looking into the balance of the frame.
 
12mm  f/8.0  1/200s  ISO 100
Concert Concert
An ultra-wide angle lens will take in the big picture at a larger venue. In this shot, I slightly overexposed the center/front-most singer to bring out more light in the balance of the picture. In this venue, an f/2.8 or wider lens would be a better choice for stopping the performer's motion.
 
20mm  f/3.5  1/125s  ISO 3200
Hiking in the Snow Hiking in the Snow
A hiking in the snow self-portrait of sorts. Ultra-wide angle lenses open a huge range of creative opportunities.
 
10mm  f/8.0  1/200s  ISO 100
Hickory tree after the Snow Hickory tree after the Snow
Fresh-fallen snow clings to a hickory tree. Early morning light casts shadows into the clean snow foreground.
 
10mm  f/8.0  1/200s  ISO 100
Snow on Pine Tree Snow on Pine Tree
A snow-covered lower pine tree limb flows into the frame while the left side, the bottom and most of the right side of the frame and uninterrupted - giving the image a clean look.
 
20mm  f/8.0  1/125s  ISO 100
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