What happens when one photographer wanders through a foggy scene with only a prime lens that we don't typically associate with landscapes? If this was you, do you think you'd be successful or frustrated using this particular prime in this scene?
Host Toma Bonciu brings us a challenge-style video: find and shoot some great images using a focal length far more often found in portrait work than in landscape work. First of all, let's take a moment and appreciate the scene that he found for the video (oh my gosh the fog is so beautiful). I don't know about you, but there is something magical about a forest scene filled with dense fog, what a treat it must have been to wander around that morning.
For anyone who is used to using prime lenses, you know that your choices for composition most often involve either moving with your feet or accepting that you're going to crop the image. As someone who most often shoots at the 85mm focal length (for portraits), I can appreciate some of the challenging aspects that this lens would bring to a shoot like this one. I imagine myself either desperately wanting a wider angle or wishing I had something more telephoto like a 200mm. That being said, the 85mm can provide some beautiful background blur allowing you to draw focus right where you'd like to.
Toma's appreciation for the magic and mystery that a forest scene can offer is really wonderful and definitely shows in his work. He captures the fairy tale emotions that a scene like this one reminds me of. What does the fog make you think of? If this was you wandering through the forest with your 85mm, are there any shots that you know you'd try to get? What about any shots that you don't think you could using this focal length?