Monday, June 23, 2014

"Standing on Top of the World"...

Just over 30 years ago, I photographed this fish-eye landscape. With the curvature of the fish-eye lens and the melting snow around me, I wanted give the impression I was standing on top of the world. I positioned myself behind the sun to keep the lens flare out and to add another dimension to the photograph. Photographing with this lens is considerably harder than it looks. With a 180-degree field of view, anything in front of the lens is in the photo. Note from my waistline to the sky are all in the frame. To-date, this may still be my favorite fish-eye photograph.

Self portrait, January 1984, Hope, Arkansas. Nikon FM2, Kodachrome 25.
Photo # Scenics_1_2a.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.


Lisa Gordon said...

I never really cared for fish eye, but oh, I DO love this one. Your thoughts behind it, add so much to it too!

Kelly Shipp said...

Thanks Lisa!