3690 - Abbaye du Thoronet: Cloister, Fountain and Chapter House

Using a fisheye is hard. Before you look through the lens, you never know what you’ll get.

For the fountain the lens was ideal. Everything is round here anyway, you have to look twice to even see the fisheye effect.

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 🙂

The third image, looking from the cloister into the chapter house (yes, it was that dark in there) is somewhere in the middle.

For comparison I have an image taken from the church down into the cloister, also ultra-wide, but this time with the rectilinear 7-14/2.8.

Fisheyes: this is really stuff for experimentation. Try it out. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Predictions impossible 😄

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Ted Byrne   (2016-11-27)

Gorgeous imagining od circles within the cirxular eye. But from a craft standpoint you forgot to mention how easily you can picture your feet in that 7mm circle. Even aacter years of practice - hand held , I've found my toes sneaking into the frame. Or a tripod's 3rd leg. Seriously though these are startling fine images. And your dynamic capture's masterful. Was there much post processing called for to express these emotions?

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andreas   (2016-11-28)

Oh yes, feet! I've ruined countless images 🙂 It's better though with a well-stabilized camera with live view. You just hold it at arm's length, and that mostly solves the problem with your feet. Post processing? Well, not as you do it. These days I mostly fit the histogram into the range between 0 and 255, a little bit dodging and burning, some color work. All things that I can do in Lightroom. Maybe sometimes cloning out my toes 😄

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