Weekend Wanderings: Docklands through a fisheye

The other night I went into the city to take some photos of the Bolte Bridge. I had wanted to do the sunset there. I met my friend Chris and we made our way to the base of it. On the way I put the Samyang 12mm fisheye on and took lots of photos with it.

I have been writing a review on the lens and that has been a great excuse to get out and try it out. It is such an interesting way of seeing the world. I think you will again.

Here is a gallery of images. I hope your weekend is going well. Here it has been raining on and off all day, also been very cold. Apparently summer isn’t quite ready to arrive yet, I’m complaining mind you.

22 Responses

  1. Fisheye is fun! I “borrowed” one from a shop (I bought it before the weekend, then returned it after the weekend), probably a year ago or so, but I realized that I wouldn’t have much use for it (that’s why I returned it to the shop, my original intention was to buy it and keep it).

    • It is, I know what you mean. I think it is one of those lenses it can just be fun, I like architecture and I have really enjoyed seeing what I can get with it. Thanks Cardinal.

  2. Great series Leanne! Looks like you had fun with the lens!

  3. Great series of shots. I love what you have done with the lens to capture the shapes of the bridge.

  4. I am normally not big on fisheye lenses because of the distortions but the images of the Web Bridge come out particularly well.

  5. I think the shots of the curved ramp work particularly well.

  6. These are amazing Leanne! My favorites are the sunset and the ones inside the curved ramp.

  7. My quick initial glance caught a glimpse of Stonehenge in your image, Leanne. Beautiful! πŸ˜‰ xoM

  8. Very interesting perspectives. I love the blue bridge.

  9. Brilliant work with the fish eye lens. It makes the city look bigger than it is in a given spot. Very nice to see the water crystal-clear and still too. I can never seem to get still water when I’m out taking shots by the Yarra River, lol.

    I read some of your posts earlier this week tonight. Looking forward to seeing some reviews on here. Being different takes a lot of guts in many ways, and it is nice to see you experimenting with different angles and lenses of late. Looking at your images, especially the ones on IG, I feel that there is a certain strength to them. Very bold in terms of character.

    • Thank you Mabel, it does do all that. I think the trick to still water is early morning, most times.

      That’s great to hear, I’m getting so much better at writing them than I used to. It does, but something I’ve always tried to do. That is so nice of you to say, thank you very much Mabel, means a lot.

  10. artistic and creative ways to view the world…. I LIKE IT!! πŸ™‚ can’t decide a fav. perhaps, the 10th image, with the sky looking like a big T shape. very cool lens, great shots Leanne. Cheers, Debi

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