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Christmas came early for me this year. After much deliberation I finally purchased a fisheye lens. Yes, Virginia, I am Santa Claus!
I have seen a lot of fisheye work that I like, but I really have to credit Brian Matiash, my frequent Bracketer in Arms, with putting me over the edge. I absolutely love what he does with a fisheye, especially what he has done in my beloved Lawrence Mills.
Anyway, to christen the lens, I met up with Brian in Boston last night for some dust-to-dark HDR shooting. New lens or not, its always a pleasure to shoot with Brian. It was not one of our most successful shoots (end of work day, limited time, etc.), but I think we each came away with a couple of shots we like.
After we finished shooting (and after the obligatory beer) I walked back to my car at Paul Revere Park. I knew I had to pass the Zakim Bridge, but had no intention of shooting it. It was getting late and I was confident that I had a shot worth posting (and I did). But the combination of a new toy, a perfect night, perfect sky and a big-ass bridge bearing down on me … well … It had to be done.
So here it is, the obligatory fisheye view of the Leonard P. Zakim, Bunker Hill Memorial, Big Dig Boondoggle Bridge.
Every lens has its own bucket list of shots. The fish is no exception. A well-timed night shot of the Zakim is a must. So is a close-up of a dog’s face… and a shot looking up at tall buildings in NYC. Go get ’em!
Oooh – shiny new toys! I am suitably jealous! Lovely shot, too, by the way.
This lens works well for this shot. Nicely done!
Nice shot Bob! and not a bad lens to pick up as well 😉