Fisheye Fun

Yesterday I mentioned I borrowed a Canon 8-15mm Fisheye lens from a friend for the weekend.  The photo I posted of the waterfall was made with that lens.  The way I composed the shot and the fact I was zoomed out to 15mm made the scene look like a typical super wide angle vs. the "fisheye look" one expects from that type of lens.  On the way back to the cars, there was a long row of flowers so I decided to try the fisheye to its full potential.  I brought it all the way down to 8mm, leaned in to about 2 inches from the primary flower and took the shot.  I'll be honest, I really didn't know what I was going to get, but once I saw it I loved it.  It is definitely a different look.  It's not something I'm going to do very often, and I'm not about to lay down $1K+ for this lens, but it was fun to play with it for a little while.

Canon 7D with 8-15mm Fisheye Lens. Processed with Lightroom and Color Efex Pro