SaltFlats_BrianMatiash

Salty, salty. Fishy, fishy

To my left, I had Matt Kloskowski and Brian Bonham shooting. Behind me, Ricardo Lagos and Amy Heiden were doing their things. We were all running around, lying prone, contorting tripods – everything possible to put our own respective stamps on the same scene. As far as I’m concerned, one of my favorite ways to get a different shot is to simply slap on my Canon 15mm Fisheye. It is, undoubtedly, my favorite lens that I own. While its practical uses are limited, its creative uses know no bounds.

In terms of processing
In order to bring out the details of the foreground while also retaining the sunburst, I had to tone-map this image using Photomatix Pro.

I added some warmth to the image using Magic Sunset and added a really nice contrast boost using a refined version of Kryptonite. Texture was added using Tonal Contrast – all in Perfect Effects 4 by onOne Software.

Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.3

  • https://plus.google.com/111552586981525651069 Manuela Azevedo

    Amazing!

  • https://plus.google.com/114766821782539976300 Ritesh kravi

    it's truly amazing

  • https://plus.google.com/105493355003710882064 Keith Cuddeback

    Yep, you make a great point and a good case for adding a fisheye my camera bag too.

  • https://plus.google.com/105544454400461819095 Györgyi Pálfi

    Very Nice!

  • https://plus.google.com/115614791007645952267 Patricia Davidson

    Awesome!

  • https://plus.google.com/108531255239680225213 Scott Wyden Kivowitz

    This is freaky, surreal and awesome!

  • https://plus.google.com/104098515053133210807 Chandra Pederson

    wow!

  • https://plus.google.com/110860906933645649583 Bruno Schalch

    marvelous

  • https://plus.google.com/116161116150295022027 Bradlee Poohl-Jensen

    Reminds me of this Death Valley photo and lens correction edit by Ken Rockwell (Hover over 1st image for lens correction – pretty awesome!):

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/dxo/optics-pro.htm

    Was shot on a Canon 15mm lens, as well.

  • https://plus.google.com/117731047215909671868 jt lz

    好漂亮,像蜂窝。

  • https://plus.google.com/108705174211639807508 Brian Matiash

    +Bradlee Poohl-Jensen Yup! I had a very similar result using the lens correction profile in Lightroom. In some instances, the corrected version produces an effect more pleasing that the original fisheye but in this case, I think the radial distortion really makes the shot pop.

  • https://plus.google.com/106834440341615752620 Daniel Pisano

    +Bradlee Poohl-Jensen I was just about to post Ken Rockwell's take on this very perspective, and discovered your post in just the nick of time.

  • https://plus.google.com/100980643623677833022 Gilmar Smith

    Pretty cool +Brian Matiash :) one day I'm gonna go in one of those cool trips with all the cool kids!

  • https://plus.google.com/108705174211639807508 Brian Matiash

    +Gilmar Smith you know you're always welcome. Now to get your cheeseburger buns up here to PDX.

  • https://plus.google.com/104782500092898355307 Catalina Santiago

    COOOOLLLLLL

  • https://plus.google.com/112617127041903537004 Michael Riffle

    Hell of a great shot. Brilliant use of the fish eye.

  • https://plus.google.com/105705460426366740186 Zarak Khan

    BEAUTIFUL

  • https://plus.google.com/115921984465714137191 fati’z el

    what is that?

  • https://plus.google.com/108705174211639807508 Brian Matiash

    Cheers, +Michael Riffle!

  • https://plus.google.com/117128567292570941963 Richard Wichels

    Dazzling composition Brian.  I love the shadow and highlight detail–now I am going to have to add a fisheye to my bag–LOL.  thanks for sharing!

  • https://plus.google.com/103691761933958273307 Fauzia Lafemme

    creative

  • https://plus.google.com/102189342539458427235 Kevin Blackburn

    Very cool image

  • https://plus.google.com/103846064479993879232 Christiane Smith

    It reminds me of an image from an electron microscope and the way the sand takes on the shape of sugar molecules. I agree it is both cool and imaginative.

  • https://plus.google.com/104789870302915500915 Boris Manic

    great!

  • https://plus.google.com/118100225072092060410 ganiu muhammed

    Lovly

  • http://www.michelnadeauphoto.com Michel Nadeau

    I miss that area in Death it’s awesome I will surely go back.

  • https://plus.google.com/108660184952722259169 Marsha Leigh

    Wow.