Adventure Pro photographer Terrance Siemon takes us aside in Colorado’s Penitente Canyon to reveal the magic of a wide angle.
Corey Wright silhouetted on a climb in Penitente Canyon. When shooting rock climbing, it is generally better to position yourself above the climber. It puts perspective on where he is and how he got there, while also showing what the climber is going through in the moment. In this case showing a wider angle of the scene helped the composition and put the climber to scale.
CAMERA Nikon D800 ● FOCAL LENGTH 24mm ● ISO 320
● EXPOSURE ● 1/1600 ● APERTURE f/2.8
Hundreds of south-facing routes in Penitente offer year-round climbing. The climbing area is located in the Rio Grande National Forest north of Del Norte.