Compared

Blossom
Blossom
Blossom

 

Comparing the same picture taken with the fisheye lens and the Nocticron.

 

Purple II
Purple II
Purple II

 

 

Rails
Rails

I was surprised I liked the straight version of “Rails” better, it shows more curvature. That’s the subject, rather than distortion added by the lens.

Straight Up

Love in Concrete
Love in Concrete

As a counterpoint to the fisheye lens, I tried taking the same pics with another of my lenses, my favorite: the “Nocticron”. That has a lot going for it as a lens, not least of which is it renders straight lines as straight, and much sharper pictures. Only having the one lens makes you look at things differently, and pictures become more obvious.

The experiment was interesting, some work much better with one lens or the other, some are just impossible to do with one lens or the other. I tried to get one like the one above with the fisheye, and failed for reasons which are not obvious. With the Nocticron, it was my favorite picture.

Cherry Blossom
Cherry Blossom
Lost Toy
Lost Toy
Gates
Gates: Again some interesting light
Box
Box
Rails
Rails

Something Fishy

Fire lane
No parking in the fire lane

I got a new lens. This one is a “fisheye” lens, one that distorts straight lines to get more in the picture. It’s also not officially a lens, but an accessory. It’s so small and compact, it’s sold as a body cap. That means I can put it in my bag and not notice I have it with me.

As a lens it leaves a lot to be desired, but is fun to use (in moderation). You get a lot in the picture, and not all subjects show the distortion, like the pic above. You can get a different perspective. Reds seemed to show up especially vividly, whether that’s the lens or the light, I’m not sure.

Sand
Sand: Some subjects make the distortion more obvious.
Red
Red
Purple
Purple
Building
New construction, the fisheye used because of the wide view.
Pipes
Pipes
Innsbruck
All bent out of shape