Entries from Picture This! tagged with 'fisheye'

Disney Pic of the Week: Epcot Landscape

Okay, I cheated this week for Epcot's Landscape Photography photo. Yes, I choose this photo from The Land's Soarin' Around the World presentation using the widest lens I own, a 15mm Fisheye lens. Soarin' Around the World in The...

Test Track Zoom Zoom at Epcot

Riding Test Track in Epcot's Future World.Nikon D750/Sigma 15mm Fisheye, 1.3s, f/8, ISO 6400, EV 0. Life for Scott lately has been zooming by so he is taking a break the next two weeks. He will be back soon...

Disney Pic of the Week: Epcot at Night

Night time in any Walt Disney World park or resort is magical. Use of lighting and shadows enhances the architecture's colors and shapes. The Morocco pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase is beautiful at night. The patterns found on the...

Disney Pic of the Week: Universe of Energy

Back when Epcot first opened in 1982, the concept of using solar panels to produce electricity was still a new and expensive proposition. The Universe of Energy's roof is filled with such panels which partially power the huge vehicles...

Fisheye Awakening at Epcot

Lately, when I want to use a prime lens these days at Walt Disney World, I put the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens on my full-frame digital SLR. A Nikon D750 in my case. This is the third time...

Lens Correcting inside the American Adventure

I enjoy photographing with a Fisheye lens even when entering the American Adventure to listen to the Voices of Liberty. Voices of Liberty performing in the American Adventure using a Fisheye Lens.Nikon D750/Sigma 15mm, 1/125s, f/2.8, ISO 4000, EV...

Return of the Fisheye Lens to Epcot

Back in 2013, I wrote about my ideas for using a Fisheye lens. What I did not say was how easy it was to leave the Fisheye lens on the camera. Case in point was this day in Epcot....

Photographing Star Wars Weekends Fireworks

Star Wars Weekends for 2014 ended each day with the Symphony in the Stars fireworks show. The show is done totally with music from the Star Wars movie saga. The fireworks used are the most advanced I have ever...

Sunny Lobby of the Tower of Terror

Normally one thinks of the lobby of the Hollywood Tower Hotel as a gloomy, dusty place. This is not always the case on a sunny day in late October when the Sun's angle at times sends its bright rays...

Disney Pic of the Week: Test Track

Walt Disney pioneered the use of sponsored attractions in his theme parks. When Epcot was built, sponsorship was taken to a new level. The latest version of Test Track is innovative, educational and fun. It is also the coolest...

Hall of Presidents Lobby in the Magic Kingdom

Fisheye view of the lobby inside the Hall of Presidents.Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm, 1/6s, f/8, ISO 200, EV 0. The above photo took two years to get it right. The first time I attempted this photo, I did not notice...

Best of Walt Disney World in 2013

After visiting Disneyland in September, I had two trips to Walt Disney World in October and December. The first was a family vacation where I photographed while touring the parks. The other was a planned couple of days photographing...

Disney Pic of the Week: Frontierland Entertainment

While wandering around Disneyland's Frontierland, I heard music and laughter coming from the Golden Horseshoe Saloon. Upon entering, I saw the place full of guests and a troop calling themselves the Laughing Stock Co. doing a show. Well, I...

Fisheyed Disney

A fisheye lens is an ultra-ultra wide-angle lens that produces strong visual distortion intended to create a wide panoramic or hemispherical image. Fisheye lenses achieve extremely wide angles of view by forgoing producing images with straight lines of perspective...

Halloween at Disneyland

Partners Statue decorated for Halloween in Disneyland.Nikon D700/Sigma 15mm, 1/320s, f/9, ISO 200, EV 0. Disneyland for Halloween was just as much fun as its Florida counterpart. Decorations were found up and down Main Street USA and throughout the...

Fish-eye Muppet Fun

Grab your point and shoot camera manuals and see if your camera can do this, fish-eye effect. Fish what? Fish-eye lenses are especially designed for SLR cameras and some high end point and shoots. Nowadays with computer programs in...

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