Ice fishing with the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art


Hey guys,

this weekend it was time again for some little adventure! As you may already know, I enjoy walking outside with my camera, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, and exploring my surroundings. I stroll through snowy forests and meadows and try capturing the scenery with all its wonderful details. I also enjoy experimenting with documentary photography. For instance, I keep tracking an interesting person and shooting his or her everyday life. Of course, taking natural and authentic pictures is very important to me. After a few simple photo walks it was time again to try something different. Something totally different, that is – or have you ever been ice-fishing?

I had the chance to accompany a man with my camera who drills holes into a 20 cm-thick layer of ice at minus 15 degrees Celsius and then keeps waiting patiently for the perfect fish. What is pretty normal to him really challenged me and my cold sensation tremendously!

Standing on the ice for hours was a big challenge and focusing and pressing the release button on my camera turned out to become even harder with increasingly stiff fingers. Nevertheless, that late morning was very interesting as I could learn a lot of new stuff and I’m also very happy about the photos I took. In my photos you can track the procedure of ice-fishing. From drilling the hole to baiting the hook to waiting and finally catching the fish.

These pictures, by the way, were taken with my favorite lens, the SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art. I know that relying on a fixed focal length is very unusual as it offers less of a focal length range. However, I’m very contented with this choice. The natural look of the normal focal length in this case was more important to me than the chance of switching between wide-angle and tele-zoom shots. Of course, I’d also taken along my second favorite, the SIGMA 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM. This time, however, I didn’t need it.

Now I’m curious to hear your opinion! What do you think of this particular format used for the photo story? Do you like it or would you prefer photos of normal photo walks instead? What are you interested in and what would you like to see? I’m looking forward to your feedback!

All the best,

Tamara

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