A friend very kindly lent me a ‘fisheye’ lens for the weekend. This type of lens, which brings more space into the picture, also distorts the image and is an interesting effect, although a little disconcerting at first.
The last five pictures taken along the Quinebaug River in Putnam are, along with being taken with a fisheye lens, High Dynamic Range (HDR) images. Cameras typically have problems taking pictures were parts of the scene are very dark and parts are very bright; it cannot decide which area to properly expose. HDR is a process where the camera takes three pictures of the same scene almost simultaneously: one is midrange, one is underexposed to capture the bright area properly and the third is overexposed to capture the dark area properly. Software is then used to merge the best portions of each image into one, final photograph.
By the way, if you every take photographs with a fisheye along a river, be careful. Because the lens makes everything seem far away (to squeeze it all in) I nearly fell in twice. No joke!
Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.
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