Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T* ZE Lens Sample Pictures

Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T* ZE Lens Sample Pictures
Coconut on the Beach, Trunk Bay, St john Coconut on the Beach, Trunk Bay, St john
Shadows play with a coconut in Trunk Bay, St John, US Virgin Islands.
 
18mm  f/13.0  1/125s  ISO 100
Shawnee Falls, Ricketts Glen SP Shawnee Falls, Ricketts Glen SP
Using a wide angle lens and moving in close to the foreground rocks results in a pleasing perspective of Shawnee Falls, Ricketts Glen State Park. To keep everything in focus, a narrow aperture is needed. A narrow aperture used in the shade results in a long exposure. And an exposure this long means a tripod is necessary.
 
18mm  f/16.0  1.6s  ISO 100
Stingray in St. John, USVI Stingray in St. John, USVI
A Southern Stingray swims through a dense school of small fish in Maho Bay, St. John, Virgins Island National Park.
 
18mm  f/11.0  1/125s  ISO 100
Fox Tracks in the Sand Fox Tracks in the Sand
Shadow-filled fox tracks in the sand along with wind designs provide content for this Island Beach State Park, NJ picture.
 
18mm  f/11.0  1/160s  ISO 200
Shipwrecked in St. John Shipwrecked in St. John
No, I was not driving. Just wanted to get that straight
 
This yacht was torn from its mooring during the fall 2010 tropical storm that hit St. John with an exceptional amount of rain. The 18mm focal length gives the shipwrecked yacht a pleasing (to me at least) perspective.
 
18mm  f/13.0  1/160s  ISO 100
Deep Woods Waterfall, Worlds End State Park Deep Woods Waterfall, Worlds End State Park
This small waterfall is found deep in the woods of Worlds End State Park in Pennsylvania. A cloudy day is often preferred for deep woods photography - the lack of direct sunlight avoids the hotspots typically found in similar pictures taken on a sunny day. I was shooting in the rain during some of this hike.
 
18mm  f/16.0  8s  ISO 100
Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center Window Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center Window
Just because you are using a wide angle lens does not mean that you have to frame the big picture. Move in to capture the details with a unique perspective. In this picture, I avoided lines intersecting the edge of the frame as much as possible and kept the top of the windows parallel with the top edge of the frame.
 
18mm  f/16.0  1/80s  ISO 100
Small Ricketts Glen Waterfall Small Ricketts Glen Waterfall
Water flows over a rounded flat rock in Ricketts Glen State Park.
 
18mm  f/16.0  2s  ISO 100
Shadows on the Beach at Trunk Bay Shadows on the Beach at Trunk Bay
Shadows (and a coconut) create a great foreground for early-mid-morning photography at Trunk Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands National Park. Clouds of course are key to great skies - and clouds also interfere with shadows. I spent a lot of time waiting for the right cloud setup for this picture. Keeping my own shadow out of the frame was another challenge for this shot.
 
18mm  f/13.0  1/125s  ISO 100
Harrison Wright Falls, Ricketts Glen SP Harrison Wright Falls, Ricketts Glen SP
Harrison Wright Falls is one of my favorites out of the 22 named Ricketts Glen State Park waterfalls. This shots was taken very late in the day during an especially high waterflow.
 
18mm  f/8.0  4s  ISO 100
Palm Shadows on Beach at Maho Bay Palm Shadows on Beach at Maho Bay
Large palms create large shadows over the beach at Maho Bay, St. John during mid-day. Use shadows to create an interesting foreground.
 
18mm  f/16.0  1/60s  ISO 100
Shawnee Falls, Ricketts Glen Shawnee Falls, Ricketts Glen
Shawnee Falls is another of my favorite Ricketts Glen State Park water falls (I have many favorites). This falls offers a variety of compositions. I'm out on a rock ledge for this shot.
 
Those planning a trip to Ricketts Glen State Park need to be aware that the terrain in the falls area is not like a walk in the park. Though the trails are well maintained, there are many opportunities for fatal falls from slippery rock throughout the rather steep Ganoga Glen and Glen Leigh Trails. If hiking these two trails by the falls (highly recommended) as well as below the Waters Meet area, be prepared for 3-7 miles of hiking with lots of elevation change. A flashlight (and perhaps a spare) are required if coming out after sunset. And the sun sets very quickly in these deep ravines.
 
18mm  f/16.0  1s  ISO 100
Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins, Virgin Islands National Park Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins, Virgin Islands National Park
A tower rises into the sky at the Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John.
 
18mm  f/11.0  1/100s  ISO 100
Whirlpool in Ricketts Glen Whirlpool in Ricketts Glen
A long exposure emphasizes the circular flow of the water in this picture. Ricketts Glen State Park, near Benton, PA offers endless compositions for the landscape photographer.
 
18mm  f/13.0  13s  ISO 100
Trunk Bay Coconut and Shadows Trunk Bay Coconut and Shadows
Tree shadows surround a coconut on the beach at Trunk Bay, St. John.
 
18mm  f/16.0  1/100s  ISO 100
Ricketts Glen State Park Waterfall Ricketts Glen State Park Waterfall
Shooting in the deep Ricketts Glen State Park ravines is best without direct sunlight. Early or late in the day work well or - to maximize your shooting time - select a cloudy day.
 
18mm  f/13.0  1.3s  ISO 100
Fox and Gull Tracks in the Sand Fox and Gull Tracks in the Sand
A fox and a pair of gulls left their tracks in the sand on Island Beach State Park, NJ. Because of the high winds, I increased the ISO setting to 200 to allow adequate image brightness at a 1/160 second exposure.
 
18mm  f/11.0  1/160s  ISO 200
Great Cruz Bay Dock Great Cruz Bay Dock
The Great Cruz Bay Dock at the Westin Resort provides converging lines while the light poles provide layers. Landscaping balances the bottom of the composition and a long, dark cloud balances the left-most black light pole.
 
18mm  f/16.0  1/100s  ISO 100
R.B. Ricketts Falls, Ricketts Glen SP R.B. Ricketts Falls, Ricketts Glen SP
R.B. Ricketts Falls is a 36' waterfall near the Glen Leigh Trail in Ricketts Glen State Park.
 
18mm  f/11.0  3.2s  ISO 100
Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center Roofline Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center Roofline
The Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center architecture provides lot of photo opportunities. Lines going through the top or bottom of this composition have been nearly completely avoided, but strong lines run throughout the picture. Some mustache-type distortion can be seen in the top right rain gutter.
 
18mm  f/14.0  1/60s  ISO 100
House and Pool Picture House and Pool Picture
Jagged rocks base this house and pool picture. The light in the sky is the moon.
 
18mm  f/16.0  10.0s  ISO 200
Tropical Foliage, St. John Tropical Foliage, St. John
Beautiful green tropical foliage curves over Leinster Bay, St. John.
 
18mm  f/16.0  1/80s  ISO 100
Worlds End State Park Waterfall Worlds End State Park Waterfall
A small waterfall flows into a cold, clear pool. Photography can be especially time consuming when exposures take 25 seconds and the long exposure noise reduction takes another 25 seconds.
 
18mm  f/16.0  16.0s  ISO 100
Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center
The Virgin Islands National Park Visitors Center entrance as seen from a wide angle lens at a low position.
 
18mm  f/16.0  1/125s  ISO 100
Looking Down Huron Falls, Ricketts Glen SP Looking Down Huron Falls, Ricketts Glen SP
Waterfalls are often photographed from the bottom, but don't ignore the looking-down composition possibilities. This view is looking down the 41' Huron Falls in Ricketts Glen State Park.
 
18mm  f/16.0  1.6s  ISO 100
Huron Falls, Ricketts Glen SP Huron Falls, Ricketts Glen SP
A large log remains cantilevered over Huron Falls in Ricketts Glen State Park. We are our worst enemy at this park - keeping other photographers out of the frame can be difficult on weekends during peak park traffic times.
 
18mm  f/16.0  2.0s  ISO 100
F.L. Ricketts Falls, Ricketts Glen State Park F.L. Ricketts Falls, Ricketts Glen State Park
The F.L. Ricketts Falls (Ricketts Glen State Park) is the second named falls discovered while descending the Glen Leigh Trail.
 
18mm  f/16.0  1.0s  ISO 100
National Park Service Building National Park Service Building
When a straight line parallels the border of the frame, care must be taken if the line is to perfectly parallel the border. Any lens distortion present makes this task more difficult.
 
18mm  f/16.0  1/80s  ISO 100
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