45 Amazing Ultra Wide Angle Photographs

A wide angle lens is a lens that covers a large field of view. This is achieved by the short focal length of the lens. The smaller the focal length, the wider the angle of view will be. Ultra wide angle (UWA) lenses have a focal length of less than 21mm. This enables the photographer to get close to the subject and still capture all of it. UWA lenses usually create distortion which can be either a good or a bad thing, depending on the subject being photographed.

In the hands of a skilled photographer, some beautiful shots can be achieved using a UWA lens. Here we have selected 45 such captures for your viewing pleasure.

45 Amazing Ultra Wide Angle Photographs

Amazing Ultra Wide Angle Photographs

Bringing the Boats Back In
Bringing the Boats Back In

UWA View Down Manhattan 5th Avenue from Apple Center
UWA View Down Manhattan 5th Avenue

Longleat House
Longleat House

Arisaig House Shore
Arisaig House Shore

One Nite
One Nite

OLV Basilica
OLV Basilica

Pinnacle at Duxton
Pinnacle at Duxton

The Sunken Garden
The Sunken Garden

Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend

Sunrise
Sunrise

Flying over Central Park
Flying over Central Park

Aidan
Aidan

Panorama overlooking Injebreck
Panorama overlooking Injebreck

The Big Blue
The Big Blue

Spectacular Eiffel Tower
Spectacular Eiffel Tower

Sunset Gate
Sunset Gate

The Cloister – Monreale Abbey, Italy
The Cloister - Monreale Abbey, Italy

San Diego Proper
San Diego Proper

Good Night Epcot Center
Good Night Epcot Center

Tempodrom
Tempodrom

To the Green
To the Green

Regions Reflected
Regions Reflected

Anzac Bridge
Anzac Bridge

Curves & Stairs
Curves & Stairs

Ka – Boom!
Ka - Boom!

Concord
Concord

Ultra Wide
Ultra Wide

Parallelism 1
Parallelism 1

Eye Wide Open
Eye Wide Open

Last Light
Last Light

Flare II
Flare II

Koelner Dom
Koelner Dom

Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier

The Inverted World
The Inverted World

Shinjuku 2010
Shinjuku 2010

At Day's End in Stockholm
At Day's End in Stockholm

Disney's Contemporary Resort
Disney's Contemporary Resort

Karlsruhe Docks
Karlsruhe Docks

Little Langdale Valley
Little Langdale Valley

St Pancras – The World's Most Wonderful Railway Station, London
St Pancras - The World's Most Wonderful Railway Station, London

Main Street USA
Main Street USA

Verrazano – Narrows Bridge
Verrazano - Narrows Bridge

Newport Transporter Bridge
Newport Transporter Bridge

Into the Gaping Mouth of London – Tower Bridge
Into the Gaping Mouth of London - Tower Bridge

Inside Liege-Guillemins Station
Inside Liege-Guillemins Station

Conclusion

There is no doubt that UWA lenses can help to create some stunning shots, but it also has to be remembered that the photographer behind the lens is the creative mind with an eye for framing the perfect capture.

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