I googled for the attached image of tall fir trees in a Denmark forest. Isn't it beautiful and wonderful?
I notice that there is a great deal of height, even though I would expect the photographer was standing quite close, in amongst the trees, when s/he took the shot.
When I have taken pics of tall trees, I do not get anywhere near this degree of height! There are plenty of opportunities in several beautiful Portland Parks, to photograph fir trees. None of the lenses I have will get this sort of height. I feel like there should be some kind of lens for my Canon A-1 SLR which would zoom out more than the zoom lens I presently have.
The one I have now is a 70-210 Canon lens.
Am I correct, that it's a different kind or degree of Zoom lens that I need to get the kind of shot I see here? (As well as a snowstorm! :-) which we seldom have in Portland!)
Another thing I want to do is photograph this wonderful older building in downtown Portland. It takes up slightly more than 1/2 block, and is somewhere between 6 and 7 stories high. It's impossible to count them from outside.
If I shoot it from a slight angle, that is, say, from the end of the opposite block, I'm still very close to it and can get good detail. (It is not possible to get far away and take in the entire building.) But here again, I'm faced with not getting the full height in my picture, plus not the full width/breadth, either. It's only the face of the building I want -- whatever comes out on the sides will work out okay, but I gotta have that beautiful architecture that is on the face/front of the building. What do I need? Is there any way I can get this? I want to get good! really good! detail. I don't mean "precise" or "clear" -- I mean solid and large. The windows have not got fillagree, not angels, not animal sculpures etc around them, but rounded-off, squarish concrete "decorations" -- the architectural terminology for such a structure is not in my vocabulary. And the way the light and shadows play on these is really gorgeous. There are probably 8 windows on each side of the center -- maybe 15-16 or so windows across the front of the building, and 5-6 rows (i.e. stories) high. Then, there are some more modernized windows lower down, and the roof decor of course.
It frustrates me that I can't take in these shots, so if anyone knows what I need to get them, I'd sure appreciate some feedback.