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Surging Steel by mrcool256 Surging Steel by mrcool256
More fisheye goodness for you. I really love how this one came out; almost like the building turned into a breaking wave of steel and glass. I'm having way too much fun with this lens.

Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks for stopping by!

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Edit 4-19: Removed border and did a few minor touch ups.
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I will GLADLY do a critique on this shot. This happens to be one of my favorite shots from the artist and I'm still complaining every so once in a while on how it hasn't been turned into a print yet. I've tried many a time to imagine what this building looks like without the fisheye lens helping it bend reality. I have tried without success. This shot makes it seem like the building is supposed to look like this, as if an architect truly made this happen while all it happens to be is a clever photographer with a fisheye lens.
The high arch of the building is simply frightening, as if it were menacingly pausing above to give you a last second of reprieve and air before crashing down!
Another aspect of the shot that I simply adore is that the sparse vegetation and ground looks like sand and perhaps some sort of sea life. It compliments the 'wave' of the building rather well. The dazzling, varied, reflective surface of the building is choppy and strange but uniform and continuous, quite like water. To compliment this even more, the white and blue sky reflect exquisitely on the surface of the building, making me think of water and froth.
This is truly nothing short of an amazing shot that has captivated me since the moment that I saw it. Before this, and many other shots, I was convinced buildings could not have character or have emotion. This was one of those changing shots, showing me how a slight turn of the camera and a spiffy lens can make all the difference. A simply phenomenal piece, specifically for me!
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:iconplayingwiththecamera:
Great shot love the lines in this
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:iconstervochka911:
stervochka911 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Beautiful capture of the rhythm of the sky reflected.
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39596010 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
wow! this is amazing!
i'm really really reallllllly into the whole
fisheye lenses. d:
if you don't mind me asking, what kind of camera
do you use?
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:icong-man2000:
G-man2000 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
My eye can't begin to explain this.
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:iconkoffee-krazy:
Koffee-Krazy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist
Love the imagination put into this piece :)
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:iconachello:
Achello Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You are featured here:

[link]

:clap:

Terry

--
down the rabbit hole
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:iconbluucircles:
bluucircles Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I always really enjoy when you can make the whole photo look like the sky, and neatly disguise the architecture within the shot.
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:iconvisualprox:
visualprox Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Student Filmographer
it is seriously out of focus
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:iconsmsilverwolf:
smsilverwolf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
yes that's the only complaint i have on it as well. it would be pretty perfect if the focus on the glass was improved. the sky is clear, which is good.

maybe the glass was just dirty?
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:iconjupiterknight007:
jupiterknight007 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
This is amazing! I wish I could take shots like this -jealous- Love the framing and atmosphere!
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:iconuaeprof:
uaeprof Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
wonderful capture!
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:iconstacylefevre:
StacyLeFevre Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Ah yes! This is incredible! I love how surreal it is!

You inspire me to shoot with a fisheye!

:+favlove:
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:icontuhin:
Tuhin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is stunningly good! However it is a little too much of post editing in my opinion; the corners could be less blurry. :)
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:iconarinthoughts:
ArinThoughts Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
always great.
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:iconokeepthepeaceo:
oKeepthePeaceo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really awesome! So amazing! GREAT JOB! I would write a critique, but I can't even think of anything to critique, it would just be me gushing!

Bravo!
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:iconr0dex:
R0DeX Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Amazing!!!
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:icondave-ellis:
Dave-Ellis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
Your amazing art is featured here [link] :w00t:
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
holy crap :faint:

this perspective kills me!
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:iconchelzs:
ChelzS Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Stunning... simply stunning.
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:iconlawlmonster:
LawlMonster Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
this is amazing.
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent capture
excellent reflection
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:iconje-design:
je-design Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
I hate you...officially :p
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:iconbaz135:
Baz135 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
"I'm having way too much fun with this lens."
We can tell :lmao:
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:iconchibibichi:
chibibichi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Wow this is stunning, awesome shot! As usual!
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:iconcoconutcueball:
CoconutCueball Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I am confused as hell, and I like it! Wow, this shot is breathtaking. The contrast, saturation, lighting, everything is perfect. I want to run my fingers through those clouds. Thank you for your inspiring photos!
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:iconrosa-rawr:
rosa-rawr Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
this is WOW! perfect shot
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:iconadityapudjo:
adityapudjo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
holy shit..:worship:
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:iconfuriousennui:
FuriousEnnui Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Great, creative and different use of a lens that is so easily used stereo-typically.
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:iconwarrior-of-dream:
warrior-of-dream Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow fantastic perspective.. wow effect is amazing
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:iconnekotali:
nekotali Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
that's a beautiful interpretation, thanks for the insight.
x
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:iconnightarmie:
NightArmie Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Let's go surfing!! :lol:
Great shot, I really want one of those fisheye lenses.
It looks so surreal and he sky is just perfect! :clap:
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:iconshitoryu:
ShitoRyu Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Another awesome shot!!
Keep it up!!
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:iconreddog54:
reddog54 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
very cool...
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:icono-helix-o:
o-Helix-o Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
freaking awesome man :)
:headbang:
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:iconthe-second-flight:
the-second-flight Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Student
i definitely see what you mean about the wave of steel and glass. This is a beautiful shot
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:iconrainydaydarling:
rainydaydarling Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Right there on the side it looks like a skyscraper.
It's amazing.
You're great with the fisheye.
:clap:
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:iconnachoromero:
NachoRomero Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Nice one :-)
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:iconsplashyshebe:
SplashySheBe Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Hehehe. It's so prettttty.

You amaze me.
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:iconrighteouslywicked:
righteouslywicked Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow :omfg: amazing reflections

:-)
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:icongoodfoot42:
Goodfoot42 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
so much cleaner without the border, i still love this one :)
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:iconerziban:
erziban Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Love the pic. It flows.
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that's so very cool
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:iconsief9:
Sief9 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Fisheye lens always look amazing in the end! :)
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:iconnightxspyder:
nightxspyder Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Dude, if you ever enabled prints, my entire room would be covered in your work.
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:iconunderawartornsky:
underawartornsky Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009   Photographer
This picture is like a roller coaster it is exciting, but so exciting it almost makes you want to vomit. Its awesome.
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:iconnanna884:
Nanna884 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
I love the effects and the reflections.Very well done.
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:iconfragmented-poet:
Fragmented-Poet Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the reflection...and gotta get me one of those!
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:iconroyal-nightmare:
royal-nightmare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awesome. it really looks like a wave :)
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:iconolejacob:
OleJacob Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
AWESOME!! Where is this? :D :)
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:iconsteelatlas:
SteelAtlas Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You use the peleng 8mm fisheye correct ? Do you just crop the image to get the full frame result, or are there more sinister magics afoot ;)

Love the shot regardless, the surreality of it all really draws you in !
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