Trying out an ultra wide angle lens I’ve had for a while but haven’t used much. It’s a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens with the Sony VCLECU1 High Definition Wide Angle Conversion Lens, which makes it about 12mm. Taking into account the crop factor this becomes the 35mm equivalent of 18mm – still pretty wide. A couple of problems to overcome: how to get the foreground and the background tolerably in focus; how to deal with the dark interior and the bright outdoors. I’m not sure that I really overcame the first. The background is still rather fuzzy, but at least it’s not totally blurred. The contrast problem was addressed by using HDR and then further processing to make it so that it didn’t look too much like HDR. All in all I’m pleased with the result.
The Poinsettia is a usually thought of as a Christmas flower, so I’m amazed that it’s still blooming in June!