This image was taken at Windy Point, about half way up the Mt Lemmon hwy. That’s Thimble peak in the lower right, and the camera looks west over the city of Tucson. The mountains in the middle (Tucson) are about 25 miles (40km) away, and the last range (Quinlan) is over 50 miles (80km).
I used the Sony A900 and Sony 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 G lens, but I think I could’ve used the KM 5D with the cheap 75-300mm lens and it would’ve looked the same. The level of detail from objects 25 miles away through haze and heat shimmer is low, so this image would probably look just as sharp using a 6mp DSLR, and a cheap telephoto zoom.
I jacked the colors a little, but that’s about it as far as alterations. Shutter speed was 1/3s, ISO 200, F/8 @300mm.
|A900, Sony 70-300mm @300mm, F/8, 1/3 sec, ISO 200|