A rather fishy Christmas market in Bath =D


chaude

Link Posted 12/12/2010 - 18:56
Finally having a bit of spare time to go out with the new K5 and 10-17 fisheye, and a few with the 43mm f1.9 though I know I don't have time to process the pics so just shot in jpeg!

























That's the whole album here link

It's so much fun to use a fisheye!
Last Edited by chaude on 12/12/2010 - 18:58

chaude

Link Posted 13/12/2010 - 19:43
i know this isn't quite a good set, but maybe some tips at using the fisheye or any general tips??

George Lazarette

Link Posted 13/12/2010 - 20:06
Here's my tip:

Fish-eyes are at their best on the shelf at home. They're a novelty item. We've all had one, but most people never use them after the first few days.

Fun for a short time, though.

G
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 13/12/2010 - 20:13
George Lazarette wrote:
Here's my tip:

Fish-eyes are at their best on the shelf at home. They're a novelty item. We've all had one, but most people never use them after the first few days.

Fun for a short time, though.

G

Umm... Can't think of anything to add to this. Pity, because the light and lighting and those lovely old buildings look quite good. Shame those lenses are so expensive...
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womble

Link Posted 13/12/2010 - 21:47
On a more positive note, fish-eyes are very difficult to use to get "great" images. Fun ones yes, "great" much more difficult. Galoot (look up some of his posts) was (is I hope) expert at using a fish-eye. Your fifth image (hand-crafted) works pretty well. The most obvious candidate for the fish-eye treatment was the carousel but I think you needed to get in much closer.

Best wishes, Kris

PS I have never tried a fishy so these comments are based on looking at other people's images.
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 13/12/2010 - 21:56
I think it's worth perserving Adrian. Dr Mhuni's another one who coaxes great shots from his DA10-17mm. The fisheye in these shots isn't adding much to the composition IMHO.
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Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 13/12/2010 - 22:04

RR

Link Posted 13/12/2010 - 22:06
chaude, there's an old thread HERE with quite a few fisheye images in.
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chaude

Link Posted 13/12/2010 - 23:14
Thanks guys, this is my first ultrawide as well as fisheye and it was virtually my first go at it, the links and advise has been very useful and taken on, I shall work on using the distortion, and I don't know what to do once there's so much to be included in a frame!

womble

Link Posted 14/12/2010 - 05:02
chaude wrote:
... and I don't know what to do once there's so much to be included in a frame!

Get very close to something so that the image has a clear subject seems to be a good point to start. Personally, I find fishy images of nice old buildings doesn't float my boat, but some more modern buildings it does for some reason...
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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