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Derbyshire fisheye.

The serpentine road through Edale in Derbyshire shot from Mam Tor using the Samyang 7.5mm. I suspect Top Gear could make good use of this road.

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Re: Derbyshire fisheye.

Great use of the fish - love the light too.
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Re: Derbyshire fisheye.

Fantastic shot. Great feeling of scale and depth. A fine example of how to use a fisheye in landscape photography.
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Re: Derbyshire fisheye.

Oh WOW, how good is that, masterful processing, wonderful colour, strong composition and a couple of walkers giving it scale. Top shot, Phill.
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Re: Derbyshire fisheye.

Super colours, and great composition between sky and land.........
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Re: Derbyshire fisheye.

Gosh fellas thanks for those lovely comments, really chuffed with those. You'll have to be careful I might start thinking I know what I'm doing
That little lens is great fun, just got it recently out of curiosity but it's certainly given me a lot to think about. Definitely not for every situation but it's surprising how often it's working out well when I didn't expect it to.
The processing on this was one of my few attempts to use PS and all I did really was to boost the vibrancy a bit and crop off my shadow from the bottom rh corner. I just couldn't get the shot and keep it out of the frame with the wide angle. I did wonder about working out how to straighten out the horizon but didn't bother as I thought it suited the composition better distorted as it was.
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Re: Derbyshire fisheye.

Good to see you back posting John. Hope you are feeling better.
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Re: Derbyshire fisheye.

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Gosh fellas thanks for those lovely comments, really chuffed with those. You'll have to be careful I might start thinking I know what I'm doing
That little lens is great fun, just got it recently out of curiosity but it's certainly given me a lot to think about. Definitely not for every situation but it's surprising how often it's working out well when I didn't expect it to.
The processing on this was one of my few attempts to use PS and all I did really was to boost the vibrancy a bit and crop off my shadow from the bottom rh corner. I just couldn't get the shot and keep it out of the frame with the wide angle. I did wonder about working out how to straighten out the horizon but didn't bother as I thought it suited the composition better distorted as it was.
The simple processing you describe is all that is needed, a great example of when Less is More! On this occasion the horizon does not need straightening; it's subtle curve is all part of the fish-eye charm. When it feels necessary to de-fish an image it's a sure sign that it wasn't the best combination of subject and lens in the first place. This one really is a beauty!
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Good to see you back posting John. Hope you are feeling better.
Getting there - don't expect any really long posts though!
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Excellent news John, just take it easy and thanks again for your comments.
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Re: Derbyshire fisheye.

Driven that road a few times but never seen it from that angle. Great shot.
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Re: Derbyshire fisheye.

Super view; excellent shot.
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Re: Derbyshire fisheye.

Excellent shot Phil; inspiration to use my Samyang FE more!
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Re: Derbyshire fisheye.

Thanks Keith, OM & Iain. Yes it's a great little lens, lots of fun. I bet it will create some dramatic shots of your wonderful Scottish hills.
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Now who says the earth is not round................
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