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A walk through Highgate Common on the Staffs/Shrops border, back in February, on a cold but bright sunny day, & a sprinkling
of snow..................
The Samyang 8mm fisheye gave me some lovely distortion, perhaps not everyone's 'cuppa', but it's quirkyness appeals to my
strange tastes !!!.Grin

Thanks everyone for the response to 'Soldier Beetle', he seemed to go down quite well.......cheers muchly !!!!!.Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Samyang 8mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Feb 2012 - 2:58 PM
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Highgate Sunburst
Username:Niknut Niknut
Uploaded:14 Sep 2012 - 2:09 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Wildlife / nature
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 2:18 PM

Appeals to my strange taste too. Good one.......
Sandy

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 3:10 PM

The lens gives a wonderful effect Keith SmileSmile
Helen

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digital_boi
14 Sep 2012 - 3:21 PM

appeals to me also Keith always good to see something different

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 3:43 PM

It is quirky, almost as if the trees are bowing to the sun god: like it a lot.
Ronnie.

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Chinga
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14 Sep 2012 - 4:03 PM

Lovely composition...
Wonderful use of light at play! IB

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 4:06 PM

Very effective, Keith, looks like an anomaly in the space/time continuum. Thought it didn't look like the Highgate in North London I know!!

Dave

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 4:17 PM

A really great shot.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
14 Sep 2012 - 4:49 PM

Not strange to me think it's brilliant like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 4:50 PM

Gosh you make me want a Fisheye lens!
This is a wonderful example of what can be achieved!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 5:13 PM

Generally I am not a fan of fisheye but this image works so well

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 5:14 PM

Super image Keith, a terrific effect from that lens....

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
14 Sep 2012 - 5:49 PM

It almost makes me dizzy the fisheye effect

Peter

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christinecilia
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14 Sep 2012 - 6:28 PM

lovely photo like it.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away e2 Member 340 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 7:04 PM

Keith, great efect................drama in movment.........


Paul.

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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 7:40 PM

RC is on me!

Rgds
Paul

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mex
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14 Sep 2012 - 7:44 PM

spooky fx works for me.
cheers phil

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 8:02 PM

nicely done.
ant.

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carper123
carper123  280 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 9:02 PM

Fantastic image, Keith, wonderful composition and the light is awesome, great choice of lens.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 9:09 PM

This my type of photography love the light with the wideangle fab
mike

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twelvemegs
14 Sep 2012 - 9:38 PM

A striking image Keith

David

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2012 - 10:54 PM

Great effect from the fisheye. Makes a striking image.

Lavina

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stevesloan
15 Sep 2012 - 11:27 AM

I know the common and that is a great take on it, fisheye stuff can get over done but in the right place at the right time for the right reason as per here it offers a unique view on the world. Very nice Steve

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2012 - 1:14 PM

Like the effect of the fisheye in this particular instance, draws attention to the bands of sunlight.
Carole

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2012 - 3:04 PM

I often think that fisheye shots look too contrived but this is a belter. The thumbnail drew me in and it doesn't disappoint. Top notch.
Alun

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ChristineD
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15 Sep 2012 - 7:56 PM

A wonderful effect

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2012 - 8:26 PM

Thats brilliant Keith its like warp speed .Smile
Rob

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StrayCat
StrayCat e2 Member 1014713 forum postsStrayCat vcard Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 7:06 AM

A very interesting perspective with that fisheye, never used one myself.

Denny

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Franko59
Franko59 e2 Member 3Franko59 vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 9:37 AM

Great shot, the effect is superb!,,regards IanSmile

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 3:18 PM

What a great effect, makes a fantastic image! Grin

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UrbaneMagick
16 Sep 2012 - 5:20 PM

great idea to use the fish eye..turned a "nice" photo into an extraordinary one..well done.

GarethSmile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2012 - 7:09 PM

This works really well for me Keith - love it! Super shot! Smile
Ann

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2012 - 8:37 AM

Wonderful indeed.

Rock

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
17 Sep 2012 - 7:42 PM

I love the affect, one of the best I have seen ... Carol Grin

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arbor
arbor  1 Japan
18 Sep 2012 - 3:42 AM

What a beautiful landscape work!!!Grin

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 9:41 AM

The forrest leans in and listens as you walk by Keith, an excellent choice of lens for this dramatic shot.

Dougie

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faulknerstv
faulknerstv e2 Member 1047 forum postsfaulknerstv vcard United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 - 1:42 PM

Really draws you in, great shot.

Steve

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elainebaker
19 Sep 2012 - 11:16 PM

Lovely image. Elaine Smile

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 6:43 AM

Such a great sight to see and for us too
Lillian

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2012 - 10:22 AM

It's not easy to capture the magic of light in the woods but you certainly have. Smile I like the effect that lens brings.

Gerry

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Sep 2012 - 7:15 PM

Excellent work with lens. This is a cracker!Grin
Ryan

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2012 - 8:43 PM

A fabulous shot taken at a place 3 miles from where I live!
DicksPics

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Lulukirk
Lulukirk  1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 - 1:01 PM

brilliant use of fisheye! love this one.
Lulu x

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