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Old Mar 17, 2010, 3:09 PM   #1
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Just a little more fisheye fun. This time a Canso water bomber (Catalina flying boat to you guys south of the border), and a shot of the local aviation museum. The museum shot is there twice, one the straight shot, the other just for fun (do you see what I did?). My latest photographic goal is to see how much I can do with the fisheye without the cliches attached to most of these images. The Canso has little of the fisheye effect because I cropped across the centre of the frame, the path of least distortion so-to-speak.
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 5:35 PM   #2
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Nice shots....too bad about pix # 2...looks like the plane crashed into the front of the building...but not all was lost...at least the pilot was able to center the plane ...annnd..bring it to a halt just before the tail wing went through the building.
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Nice shots....too bad about pix # 2...looks like the plane crashed into the front of the building...but not all was lost...at least the pilot was able to center the plane ...annnd..bring it to a halt just before the tail wing went through the building.
lol, good one!
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hey Ira,
I like the photos but, I'm confused about the last two, are they different entries on opposite sides of the building?
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Ira, I like the crop of the Canso. Indeed the center of the lens is the sweet spot on a fish eye lens.

The last is a mirror image and a nice playful shot!

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Very clever to do the mirror image. I immediately saw you no longer had the signs on the right side, but hadn't picked up on how you did it until I read Lou's post. It worked really, really well since the building is almost mirrored anyway - other than the signs it would be. Am I ever impressed that you could pull that off!

I always love using the fisheye - it's just a fun lens to use. I've barely scratched the surface of what you can do with it.
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i still enjoy using my fisheye
and cropping for panorama style shots
the mirror idea was interesting
i picked up the lack of shadow on the tail but not why

can you use the sky on the right side instead??
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Ha! Now its clear. I noticed the shadow difference right away along with the signage and several other details but, for some reason I didn't notice the shadows from the guy-wires falling to the left and to the right. Perhaps it was because I was scrolling up and down to view them, now I can see them side by side, makes it easier.
Thanks for the teaser Ira.
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I flipped the left side to the right, I did the opposite and I am posting it as well, just to see the difference. Glad everyone had to at least take a second look to figure it out.
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Very interesting and fun shots! Thanks for sharing!
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