Fezzik In Paris

Two Americans, three cats, and too many places named "de Gaulle"

We spend enough time taking pictures of large objects at close range (and taking pictures of very large objects at medium range) that I had been considering picking up another fisheye for a while.

That’s how I justified it to myself, anyway.

Here’s Invalides through the eyes of a salmon, if salmon could breathe air and walk around as opposed to gasping for air, flopping about, and hoping that a wandering sushi chef doesn’t observe their foray into Paris.

Fisheye lesson the first: know where your feet are in relation to the frame.

Fisheye lesson the first: know where your feet are in relation to the frame.

Ah, that's better. Infinite depth of field makes focusing idiot-proof. Theoretically.

Ah, that’s better. Infinite depth of field makes focusing idiot-proof. Theoretically.

Not that interesting at first glance; the cobblestones, however, make the distortion evident, as do the apparently concave walls to either side of the frame.

Not that interesting at first glance; the cobblestones, however, make the distortion evident, as do the apparently concave walls along either side of the frame.

Large area, inside photography: the reason I bought my first fisheye several years ago (that and boredom, I suppose).

Large scale indoor photography: the reason I bought my first fisheye several years ago (that and boredom, I suppose).

The tomb of Napoleon  as seen from above. The framing is slightly off, but I like this picture. A lot.

The tomb of Napoleon as seen from above. The framing is slightly off, but I like this picture. A lot.

Better framing here, but worse lighting conditions.

Better framing here, but the lighting isn’t sufficient.

The ceiling of the tomb. another instance of large circular object plus spherical working fairly well together.

The ceiling of the tomb: Another instance of large circular object plus spherical working fairly well together.

Shiny.

Shiny.

Statue before....

Photo before….

...and photo de-fished.

…and photo de-fished.

This one came out better than I thought it would (just have to keep the subject at the center of the frame). (The object in question is the breastplate of a French cuirasser that was killed at Waterloo).

This one came out better than I thought it would (just have to keep the subject at the center of the frame). (The object in question is the breastplate of a French cuirasser that was killed at Waterloo).

My shadow ruins it, but the perspective is kinda neat. (Thanks for the idea, dude-laying-on-the-cannon-holding-an-iPhone-to-the-gun-sights).

My shadow ruins it, but the perspective is kinda neat. (Thanks for the idea, dude-laying-on-the-cannon-holding-an-iPhone-to-the-gun-sights).

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