I'd like to introduce you to a place called Emerald Valley, also known as Lovers' Valley. It's about an hour's bus ride from where I live in Huangshan. Famous for its emerald green / turqoise water pools and waterfalls, it is a really beautiful place.
I wanted to experiment more with my new Sigma 10-20mm using it for landscapes. I always thought landscapes should be taken using an aperture of f22, but then found out that that can cause aberration...not sure what that means, but it don't sound good! Then I read more and people said f11 and f16 is best for landscapes, but it all depends on the lens. I also read that the Sigma gives great depth of field even at f8 and Thomas told me yesterday that even at f5.6 you can get pin sharp landscapes if you're not too bothered about the foreground....so that's what I wanted to experiment with. Also wanted to practice more at capturing water in motion to get that silky effect.
10mm - f5.6 - 1/50 - iso100
15mm - f8 - 1/25 - iso100
14mm - f8 - 1/13 - iso100
13mm - f8 - 1/50 - iso100
14mm - f8 - 1/40 - iso200 (not quite sure why I changed the iso!)
Hope you like the pics, any comments most welcome