|Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:07 pm Post subject:
|Fisheyes are great for landscape shooting...Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River in Page, Arizona:
Below, another interpretation of the Horseshoe Bend, extracted from the book "The Art of Photography" by Bruce Barnbaum. The idea is not to say which picture is better (both are excelent!), but just to show the difference between a fisheye and a rectilinear wide-angle lens.
Comments by the author Bruce Barnbaum:
The unimaginable symmetry of nature on a grand scale drew me to make this photograph. To accentuate that
symmetry, I photographed directly toward the cliffs across the 180-degree turn. To reveal the triangular rock below,
which serves as a fulcrum balancing the photograph, I placed the two front tripod legs within an inch of the 700-foot
cliff edge. The sun had just set to the left of the frame. The central cliff appears brightened, but it was not touched in
the printing; instead, all the cliffs and lower slopes around the bend were dodged continuously during the basic
exposure, then selectively bleached to balance the extreme brightness of the central rock, which seemed to be lit from
within. The unexplainable lighting makes the scene even more astounding to behold.
If raindrops were perfect lenses, the rainbow did not exist.