Portsmouth Murals: A Different Perspective
A few evenings ago I took a walk along the Portsmouth Murals. I just purchased a fisheye lens and thought I would experiment with the lens distortion. I like the 3D quality of the lens; it also makes for a cool “snow globe” effect. The shoe factory buildings stood out and appeared to be coming out of the wall! I stood against the mural with the motorcycle and moved the camera around to create just the right curve; the motorcycle looks like it is coming right off the wall! I had always enjoyed looking at images taken with a fisheye lens, but never really thought about purchasing one myself. I have played around with other images using the fisheye; it is definitely something to get used to and will work well on some subjects, but not necessarily on others.
I like the look of the mural images. Cropping a fisheye image is best done unconstrained; meaning adjust the crop manually vs a fixed dimension. Thank you for looking and I look forward to sharing more creative images in the near future!
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