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Seeing things differently...


I have never owned a fish eye lens. I am thinking that perhaps the view(s) would not be so bad. Just a bit of fun.

Feedback appreciated.

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Bob Kurt , July 30, 2011; 08:38 A.M.

:)

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Jim Adams , July 30, 2011; 01:45 P.M.

Now this I like!  Straight lines, curves, and humour...all rolled into one.  And there's even a triangle here for our friend Owen!  I also like the way the fish pendant's eyes are going off in opposite directions...and it's easy to see what they're focused on.

This one gets my Smile of the Moment Award.

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Mark Harris , July 30, 2011; 03:17 P.M.

I absolutely agree with Jim. The bugged out eyes on the fish pointed right at your model's nipples is a terrific, fun element. You almost can see a smile on its face:-) Another wonderful, fun David McCracken photograph.

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Andrew Piotrowski , July 30, 2011; 06:15 P.M.

Splendid combination. I love it.

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Mike Palermiti , July 30, 2011; 08:19 P.M.

Hi David,

A very nice shot.

A cleaver idea well executed.

Now I have over 24 fisheye lens in my collections and I might be interested in trading one for the one that you show in this picture !

The model is another deal .

Best Regards,  Mike

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A. Michael Brown , July 30, 2011; 09:19 P.M.

David, always enjoy looking at your work!

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Dominick Marino , July 30, 2011; 09:53 P.M.

Good fun!

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Jim Adams , July 31, 2011; 08:32 P.M.

And by the way...this is about as symmetrical as it gets (in my opinion). 

Yes, I have returned several times to have another look at this one.

I'm still smiling.

 

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David McCracken , August 05, 2011; 03:53 A.M.

In reply...

Jim, Making people smile is what this image is all about. I am glad you have taken the time to let me know it made you smile.

Mark, Yes! You do get a sense the little creature is smiling. Thanks.

Andrew, I am glad.

Mike, I don't think the fish eye lenses in this picture would fit on any camera. I may be wrong.

Michael, It is good to know that people do like looking at this.

Dominick, That is the idea.

Jim, I am not 100% sure about the 'symmetrical' thing. If you study it carefully, you will see her right nipple is slightly higher than her left. I realised this when I took it but didn't think to correct the fish. I felt 'the way it was' was more natural. Thanks again.

Owen O'Meara , August 06, 2011; 08:52 A.M.

David.

This has all of the compositional elements that I love. Did I say that right? I even love the color although I would like to see it in BW as well. Another icon.

-Cheers

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David McCracken , August 06, 2011; 09:47 P.M.

Owen

For Owen

Said perfectly and with no typos... that I noticed. It is always a delight for me to grant you your wishes. Thanks a lot.

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