The image of a fish eye is already kind of surreal. Take out the colors for even more stangeness, and finally it does not even matter when the image is upside down 🙂
Alternatively I could also call this post “The Fisheye” 🙂
It’s interesting: I don’t use that lens very often, but I use it regularly. Sure, this image was taken more than five months ago, but I’ve used my new fisheye every once in a while in between.
I had one on the Nikon D300, and there it was more of a novelty. I used it for some time and then almost never again. It seems, that in the meantime I have found my way of working with this lens.
Using a fisheye is hard. Before you look through the lens, you never know what you’ll get.
The image from the chapter house is extreme, but then, in a certain way it conveys what I saw and how it felt to be there. That’s a funny thing to say about an image that’s totally distorted 🙂
Fisheyes: this is really stuff for experimentation. Try it out. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Predictions impossible 😀
Here we have again a mix of three lenses, the 12-40/2.8 at the top,
I can’t remember why I went B&W with the last shot, but I suppose this is a case of “tried it randomly and it worked”.
Empty halls of pure architecture. That’s what those old French monasteries are.
The first two images have been taken with rectilinear lenses. I’ve used the 7-14/2.8 for the big hall of the church. Could easily be mistaken for Dwarvish architecture in Moria, below the Misty Mountains, right?
It’s the first time I have used a fisheye on vacations. You won’t see it in use very often, but during the months since, I have found it to be a valuable addition to my “Big Gear”.
This is Chapelle des Oblats, a small church on the eastern end of Cours Mirabeau.
The other two images are from the 7.5mm fish, and in this small room it makes a world of a difference. It’s not exactly what I saw while I was there, the impression of the room is completely different, but I sure like what I see.
In the Image of the Day the fishyness is not even immediately apparent, because I have centered the cupola. In the other image it’s obvious, but here we see the big benefit of this lens: my other ultra-wide lens, the 7-14/2.8 PRO, wouldn’t have allowed me to capture the room in its totality like I did here. No recitlinear lens would have done the trick.