Vienna State Opera with a Fisheye Lens

Before this trip I purchased a fisheye lens for my Nikon. Fisheye lenses have lots of intentional distortion and are good for special effects, but you don’t want to use them all the time because they can become a little too repetitive. I brought mine to the lobby of the Vienna State Opera before tonight’s performance of “La Boheme” to take some of the opera lovers going up the main staircase. Here are a few of the pictures. Maybe one of them will make it into my new book!

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6 Responses to Vienna State Opera with a Fisheye Lens

  1. Miret says:

    These photos are so cool! And I’m so much looking forward to your new book!! :-)

  2. Jeanette says:

    Great shots David! I especially like the ones where you’ve captured the beautiful ceiling!

  3. I have a fish eye lens too but I’m really bad at taking it out with me – I never seem to have it at the right time! These are lovely shots and I think the best use for me has been when I can’t get far enough away from a building to get it all in the shot, but can do it with the fish eye, though it helps if I’ve brought it along in the first place!

  4. Cristina says:

    Vienna State Opera sems beatiful also with fish-eye!!!! I hope to vst Vienna very soon :))))

  5. David Nelson says:

    Thanks everyone, for your comments. The fish-eye lens is great for architectural photography because it provides a level of intentional distortion that is extreme. I have found that the lens gets a little tedious if I use it too often! But, as Jailan mentioned, it is good to have with you for those times where it will be useful!

  6. Andrea says:

    OK, I SO need to get a better camera! Your photos are lovely, lovely, lovely!

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