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Pic(k) of the week 15: THE CROOKED TREE - a lesson in lens compression

T ime to take a break from posting images from my recent trip to the Seychelles... This weeks Pic(k) comes from the open plains of Al Madam, where I photographed a crooked tree with a mosque in the background.  At the foothills of the Hajar mountains, close to the Omani border, one finds numerous small square villages, far away from the hustle and bustle of the larger cities in the UAE and often belonging to families that have a bedouin heritage. The area is one of my favourite escapes to go for an afternoon photo-road trip.  Image details : Fujifilm X-E4 with XF70-300 lens 1/800s, f14, ISO 1000, 269mm Straight Out Of Camera using Velvia film simulation   I often get the question; "Which is the best lens for landscape photography"? The answer is always, "it depends". While most think about wide-angle lenses for landscape work, do not exclude a super tele-photo lens like the XF70-300. It allows to shoot more intimate landscapes, isolating certain subjects like in the

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