The most ineffective camera is the one with the lens cap still on.
Yesterday, my sister,and I spent the day roaming around NYC . After a long day of walking around, buying some new gear at B&H Photo, and chowing on some pizza, my sister drove us back to Brooklyn via the Battery Tunnel. Now sometimes, I think there is a knee jerk reaction for me to put my lens cap on when I get in a car and it makes sense given that I am the one driving 99.8% of the time. My passengers, when I have any, don’t usually care for me to shooting while driving… I wonder why? :)
In any case, I had a unique opportunity to shoot as a passenger and I decided to capitalize of that. I was really thankful that I kept my Canon 15mm Fisheye lens on because it gave me some funky comps while zipping through the tunnel.
As far as the details around this shot:
- I intentionally kept my sister’s dashboard visible in the frame, if only minimally, so as to give the viewer a sense of place, depth, and context. I think the shot would be missing dimension without it.
- I kept the majority of the right tunnel wall in because I love the leading lines it creates, aiding the eye through the frame and towards the bright light. The overhead lights serve a similar purpose here.
- I intentionally kept the tunnel exit (that big swatch of bright light) off-center so as to keep the frame more interesting. Plus, it forces the eye to explore a big more of the frame that way.
Processing was all done in Perfect Effects 3 byvia Photoshop CS5.
#NYC #Brooklyn #Fisheye
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