Autumn leaves form a carpet around the Hazel in our back garden; 30 Oct 2009.

Used away from the horizontal, the fisheye lens has given the whole photo the appearance of showing an elevated ridge in the ground.  Back beyond the Hazel’s trunks, the patches of green lawn appear to be sloping down to either side.  And the nearest leaves seem to be bulging up towards the camera, and to be swirling in a circular fashion – which is an effect I like.

D700 with Sigma 15mm full frame fisheye; 800 ISO.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

7 Responses to ARCHIVE 111 – OUR HAZEL, IN AUTUMN

  1. Interesting use of a fisheye lens. The center of the ‘circle’ draws you in. Love it.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      That’s very good to hear, Philip, thank you! I don’t use a fisheye lens often but just now and again, and it might be when I’m in a visually more adventurous mood, it does produce the occasional useful shot. A very good New Year to you! Adrian


  2. athyfoto says:

    Oooh I do like this! How did you keep your feet out of the shot Adrian? 🙂

    The ‘swirling’ effect that you have captured really draws you in.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Hi, Frank, glad you like it – thanks! Keeping my feet out? – well, I just have to be very careful – its most difficult on jumbled / busy substrates. And of course, where there’s sufficient room in the composition, digital cropping is a life saver!

      Fisheyes can produce intriguing effects, but I wouldn’t advocate using them frequently as the effects soon wear thin. Adrian


  3. Sallyann says:

    I feel a definite urge to jump into the centre of the picture and let the spinning leaves take me into the worm-hole beyond, although, I haven’t given a seconds thought as to where it might end up. 🙂


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