Redlands, CA: Three Views Same Subject

Posted on Mar 10, 2024 | 8 Comments

I had to make a trip to Redlands last week. Knowing I would be near the “umbrella alley,” I decided to take a couple cameras and three lenses with me.

This first image, below, was made with a 28mm I haven’t used much, not since I began using a 17-35mm f2.8 wide-angle zoom some years ago. Looks wide, right? It certainly should. I used it to just slightly exaggerate perspective.

This second image, above, still looks somewhat wide due to point of view, but also somewhat compressed compared to the first image. It was made with a 50mm lens, just back from repair, that I needed to test.

This third and final image was made with a 105mm. I love the hint of compression the longer-than normal focal length lens delivers. I don’t use this lens much anymore either, except for its macro focusing capability, again since acquiring a 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens.

Which is your favorite and why? Share in the comments below.




  1. Jared B. Tremper
    March 11, 2024

    All nice, but I think 28mm has more impact as if they’re descending from the sky.

    • Greg Vojtko
      March 11, 2024

      Agreed, Jared, but the 50mm had just returned from repair and mostly I needed to test it. If you had only one lens at your disposal, would you want a 28mm or a 50mm? I’m inclined to want the one in the middle….

  2. Brenda Lorenzi
    March 11, 2024

    This is great art installation!!!! You captured it perfectly!

    • Greg Vojtko
      March 11, 2024

      Thank you, Brenda. It’s been there for a a while, I just never stopped to check it out before last week, maybe it’ll become something I revisit from time to time, which gives me an idea for a future post. Stay tuned!

  3. Brenda Lorenzi
    March 11, 2024

    Should be a post card for Redlands!

  4. Raynell
    March 13, 2024

    Beautiful photos, Greg.

    • Greg Vojtko
      March 14, 2024

      Thank you, Raynell, much appreciated.