36|52 Getting the Big Picture (September 3-9, 2012)
The fisheye lens is my new toy that Keith bought me for my birthday. I’ve been reading about all the different ways to use the lens to get photos that range from looking weird to gorgeous. Some photographers believe this is the best lens because it lends itself to so much creativity. My pictures aren’t creative or gorgeous yet but I’m sure I’ll get there eventually. So far I’m still trying to understand how to use it.
Bear with me as I learn about this. Here are a few shots from around my house.
Purrkins’ looks like he has a giant paw. Shhh, he thinks he really is that big and powerful.
Sitting on the floor at our front door looking into the entryway shows our ancestors greeting us as we walk into our home.
I haven’t cropped any of these so you can see how much of a big picture view you get with this lens. Depending on the angles, the result is more or less distorted looking. I’ve got to learn enough about using this lens by the time we go on our fall foliage trip next month.