I had an hour or so to play with my Christmas present today so, to christen it, I headed down to the Texas State Capitol and took a few shots that I thought would work well with a fisheye. I expected that images with curves (the rotunda, for example) would work best but, in actual fact, images of scenes with strongly linear elements ended up being my favourites since the lens distortion is most obvious when you see straight lines – a curved curve just doesn’t look too unusual (though there are some exceptions to this which I’ll be posting later).
This shot was taken from the gallery of the Senate Chamber (which, incidentally, is open on weekdays but closed every weekend) and I loved the way the lens distorted the lines of the ceiling and balcony.
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