Travel Photo Thursday — November 9, 2011 –Through the Eye of A Fish

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Travel Photo Thursday, Uncategorized | 25 comments

….A FISH-EYE LENS, that is!

Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. I was trying to think of something different to post this week, when out of the corner of my eye I saw my fish-eye lens. I can’t remember the last time I actually used it. However, I did remember taking some cool shots with it at one point and I had a look around in my Flickr archives, and you’ll see a few of my favorite fish-eye shots below.

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Usually when you walk into a Korean Buddhist temple the first thing you see is four protectors. This is one of the protectors at Yeoljeongsa Temple, seen through my fish eye lens. 

The Protector............Yeoljeongsa Temple


A fish-eye view or the monks bell at Yeoljeongsa Temple in Kangwon-do, South Korea; close to Gangneung City. 

Yeoljeongsa Temple....Monks Bell


Buddhist lanterns at a temple in Seoul.

Buddha's Birthday 2008


A gift shop in Insadong, Seoul.
Insadong, Seoul, Korea


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  1. Really cool shots.

  2. A fish-eye lens! I’ve never tried using one of those. What fun photos!

  3. I’ve never tried using a fish eye lens either – but it makes for some fun photographs. I really like the Buddhist lanterns through that lens.

  4. What a cool effect you get with a fish eye lens. Never used one. These photos would be terrific with or without the lens, I think. Love those lanterns.

  5. I love that shot of the lanterns because of the great colour and the fact that the distortion is kind of hidden by all the curves! Now I might have to play with one of those lenses a bit…. 😉

  6. Very interesting! I’ve never used a fish eye lens, but I believe it gives the photo a feeling of intimacy.

  7. Great effect. I should try a fish eye lens. Got snakes on mine instead of fish.

  8. Oh these are wonderful! I’ve always wanted a fisheye and really love how you have used yours. All of these shots are a little surprising as choices and all work really well, but I love, love, love those lanterns!

  9. Awesome! I’m always looking for the next=best lens to buy but, need the cash to hop on boats to other islands. Keep forgettina tell the wife, though.

  10. well, I’ve been lagging at putting pictures up from our Peru trip…but here’s a start!!! My first time doing Travel Photo Thursday…Thanks 🙂

  11. I never thought about having a fish-eye lens, it will probably remain unused in the bag…
    But you made some really cool photos with it (^_^)
    I love the temple bell!

  12. Love that lens! I wish I used it more because I always really love the effect.

  13. loving the Korean scenes and the fish eye 🙂

  14. I’ve never used a fish-eye lens either, but I love the results.

  15. I’m not big on photography, but there is a lot to say about the use of fish eye lens to highlight a great motif. Very amusing shots.

  16. The lanterns are fabulous!

  17. You caught me there, Nancie! I was expecting a real fish.
    Lovely shots and love those lens.

  18. I LOVE fish-eye photography! I was at Urban Outfitters the other day and almost bought one of those old-school cameras with fish-eye lens attached. Your photos are AWESOME =D

  19. Fun! I love experimenting with the look of photographs, so I enjoyed these. The colors and patterns of the temple in the second photo are gorgeous.

  20. Amazing photos! Really like the one of the lamps.

    Love the fish eye lens. I hope to get one of those sometime! 🙂

  21. I really liked the effect the fish eye lens created! Wish I had more time to fiddle around with my pictures.

  22. Fun photos! It feels like looking through a peephole 🙂

  23. Nothing “Fishy” about your shots! Very cool.

  24. Oh to have such an array of lenses. love the shot of the lanterns, I’m off to buy myself a new DSLR.

    • Have fun! Nothing like buying a new camera or a lens!


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