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Felion Fisheye’d Fever

Felions at BC Place
5DMII, 15mm f/2.8, 1/25, f/5.6, IS0 320.

I rented a 15mm fisheye lens (Sigma 15mm f/2.8) a few weekends ago and I absolutely fell in love with it. It’s not the type of lens you’d have in your regular kit, but boy is it fun to have for those rare occasions when you want to make the ordinary look super cool.

I ended up taking the lens to the BC Lions football game. Yes we have football in Canada. While I do not really understand the intricacies of the game play, I do understand the purpose and importance of the scantilly dressed Felions.

With a game that stops and starts as much as football, you really need something to entertain the crowds between sloppy beer brawls and half-hearted attempts at the wave.

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7 Comments

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    Deris ap
    November 19, 2009 at 1:26 AM

    Good shot.!

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    that guy
    November 19, 2009 at 1:51 AM

    about “football”: http://imgur.com/gallery/PfVPA

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    Vivek Mohan
    November 19, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    am a big fan of the fisheye shots and you have done a tremendous job! cheers!

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    Morris
    November 23, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    This photo is a great example of how NOT to shoot with a fisheye.

    Fisheyes are all about getting CLOSE to your subject. Fill the frame with it! I’m talking less that a foot!

    See how small your subjects are? They’re lost in the frame.

    I only comment because usually your photos are awesome! Purchase a fisheye and shoot more with it, ’cause i know you can come up with killer shots.

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    Mostly Lisa
    November 23, 2009 at 2:48 PM

    @Morris — i realise that my subjects are small, that was kind of the point. i was showing how small the cheerleaders are in proportion to the stadium around giving the shot a tilt-shiftesque feel. so yeah.

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    Morris
    November 23, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    I see where you’re coming from Lisa : )

    Sorry if i came across as negative nancy, i learn a lot from your work, and just wanted to pass along a constructive tip!

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    NomDeUser
    December 21, 2009 at 6:41 AM

    Regarding the seven girls in the center of the picture. Did they lose a bet or are they being punished?

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