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.
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 along either side of the frame.
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.
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.
…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).
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).