Fisheye Photos

Butterfly Beach Wedding
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Butterfly Beach Wedding

About a year ago I was out at one of my favorite spots to try out a new lens. This beautiful Cypress tree watches over all the weddings and dog walks, and people just enjoying this beautiful stretch of the California Coast called Butterfly Beach. And on this particular day, he just happened to be watching over a newlywed couple enjoying the first moments of their marriage down below on the beach. One of countless amazing moments this wonderful tree has witnessed I'm sure.

As for the lens, if you're interested. A while ago Canon replaced the 15mm fisheye that I love with a zoom lens. An 8mm-15mm fisheye. This circular picture is what results from the 8mm end on a full frame camera.


Walking in Carmel
Friday, April 22, 2005
Walking in Carmel

I thought about taking a photo like this before I found the specific subject. My fish-eye lens is an interesting tool, but you have to think a little more about the composition when using it. Since it is so wide compared to a "normal" lens or your normal point of view, it makes everything look further away.

My idea was to put flowers in the foreground with a larger subject behind them. Since the lens can make a larger subject less interesting by including too much. You have nothing to focus on then. The lens was less than an inch from the flower at the bottom of the photo.


State and Anapamu
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
State and Anapamu

A little rain and lights at night make for some nice pictures. This is a great spot on State Street in Santa Barbara. I was right in front of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Diagonally across the street is a great restaurant called the State & 'A'.


Eat at Joe's
Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Eat at Joe's

This is about a two minute exposure while wandering on State Street one night. Joe's neon is kind of a land-mark in downtown Santa Barbara.


Arcada Ficus
Monday, January 31, 2005
Arcada Ficus

Another night picture in La Arcada Court. That is not the sun at the top of the picture, it's a light on the bottom of a foot bridge between the buildings.


Grace Lutheran
Sunday, January 30, 2005
Grace Lutheran

Tonight I am working on my church's website. We recently had the grounds landscaped and have made some other improvements which made a good opportunity for some photos.

If all goes well you should be able to see the finial results in a few hours at www.GraceLutheran.net


Courthouse Palms
Monday, January 10, 2005
Courthouse Palms

Last Thursday looked like it was going to end with a beautiful sunset. So, I went to the courthouse to get some shots of the city from the tower (it is one of the tallest buildings in Santa Barbara, since there is a limit of about three stories these days).

However, after realizing I had loaded the film incorrectly in my camera loosing all of the shots from the tower (no great loss, the clouds were too heavy at the horizon to make a very good show). I wandered around the grounds as the light was fading and got the best pictures of the day.


Sunset Tree
Friday, January 7, 2005
Sunset Tree

We have been having some amazing weather in Southern California this season. (I know, we're not alone!) But it makes for some beautiful sunsets. This is another of my experimentations with my new fish eye lens from eBay!


State Street Christmas
Wednesday, January 5, 2005
State Street Christmas

Just before Christmas I took a walk down State street with my new toy, a fish eye lens (courtesy of eBay). For several years I have wanted to take some shots of the Christmas decorations on State street, this is one of my first.