February 13, 2008

My blog spot — fisheyed.

The morning blog

You might think this post is too self-referential. Narcissistic. But you have no idea how much I had to contort to get all my body parts out of this fisheye view.

20 comments:

AllenS said...

The only advantageous thing that this fisheye lens could produce, is making a set of breasts appear to be bigger than they really are.

TMink said...

Ann, you are really working the fisheye and working it well. I could never wrap my head around using one even though I had the chance back in college. It just never suited my way of looking at the world. You are having much better results!

Trey

P.S. And it is a blog, it is supposed to be self-referential. Kind of like autobiography on installments.

MadisonMan said...

But you have no idea how much I had to contort to get all my body parts out of this fisheye view.

Thank you for your hard work.

George said...

Is that a not-so-hidden cross in the background?

Simon said...

Ann said...
"[Y]ou have no idea how much I had to contort to get all my body parts out of this fisheye view."

Well, you are extraordinarily flexible, as readers will recall!

Meade said...

Oh. I see... your lovely body parts. Right there - in full view.

rastajenk said...

She said "contort."

rhhardin said...

My comment spot .

Note Dell laptop, a camera accessory, on the left.

Tibore said...

Yeah, I know, I'd have to suck in my belly so fa...

Umm... (*cough*)...

ricpic said...

I wonder how the human eye sees 180 degrees without the bending effect? Okay, it's a little less than 180 and there is some slight bending but still...

rhhardin said...

I wonder how the human eye..

Put your nose close to the picture and it looks like normal perspective.

It helps to be really nearsighted, as to focus.

Verso said...

You know what a good lens is? 24mm. Very wide angle, but not soooo wide as to be that hard to use, and the pictures aren't all warped. Warped is nice of course, but more often you don't want all that distortion. My best lens is a 24mm-85mm zoom, which gives me a great range from extreme wide angle to modest telephoto, with the normal 50mm right in the middle.

I'd say 60% of the thousands of pictures I've taken were in the 24mm-28mm range. You can get closeups of whole groups of people, great landscapes, beautiful portraits. It's just a great range to work in around 24mm.

Jonathan said...

I like it.

Palladian said...

I'm a big fan of the 12-24mm Nikkor. Great lens.

Tibore said...

"I'd say 60% of the thousands of pictures I've taken were in the 24mm-28mm range. You can get closeups of whole groups of people, great landscapes, beautiful portraits. It's just a great range to work in around 24mm."

"I'm a big fan of the 12-24mm Nikkor. Great lens."

Wow... I guess shooting high school sports really warps your perspective. Back when I was doing that, my 80+-percent-of-the-time lens was an 80-200 F2.8. Tamron. Unless you wanted out in the field or the floor with the athletes ;) you needed the length. I was lusting after the then available 300mm F2.0. No, not the F2.8, the 2.0; I wanted that extra stop of exposure to get the shutter speed I needed.

Never could afford it back then... oh well...

Hazy Dave said...

The thing about the eye is that, despite the "near 180 degree" peripheral vision, the central area of concentration is just a few degrees wide. Spherical perspective is really a more accurate representation of the world than the linearized "one or two point perspective" we learned in art class. The stuff close to your eye does look much bigger, and parallel lines converge in every direction, but we can only concentrate on a small slice at a time, so our brains tell us things are the size we know they are and those lines are really straight, not curved.

The 360 degree panoramas here are pretty cool, but I don't think you can buy that lens from Amazon.

Enjoying the photos, Ann!

Trooper York said...

Is that your office? Very Protestant I must say.

You need to jazz it up a little even if you are a short timer.

You know a few photo's, knick knacks, curios, something to make it your own.

Chip Ahoy said...

Shouldn't the sconces illuminate the art? Please turn them dodwnward immediately.

Chip Ahoy said...

Did you hear? Dodwnward!

Michael said...

Contort?

Hell, take off your shoes and put your dogs up on the coffee table next to the laptop. Perspective, context, and composition.