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I can't believe I have not been to DL in several weeks! Time moves far too quickly. I planned to try to take more photos of the holiday decorations before they disappeared and here we are already in late January. I guess my New Year's Resolution needs to be to visit DL more often. Yeah, yeah, there's a much more obvious resolution I should try to keep, but, like that's gonna happen.
So, anyways, on to the TR. I figured that a TR/Pictorial posted on Inauguration Day should have some political undertones, hence the title. It will make more sense as we progress.
About a year or two ago I came up with an idea for a picture...a self portrait to be exact. But, the only way to do it right would be to use a very wide angle lens (no joke intended, so don't go there) . I have tried a 14mm lens and it was not wide enough, so last week I purchased a 10.5mm fisheye lens. Today was the first time I used it. I have to admit, it's weird - really weird. Just moving forward or backwards a few inches or moving the angle up or down can COMPLETELY changes how the picture looks. I will demonstrate that later on.
So, here's the first picture (taken with the fisheye).
It's not what I wanted, but it does give me ideas. I think I can get a really cool picture here, but I need to go back when the light is right behind me.
More weirdness with the fisheye.
Here's an example of what I mean by tilting the camera just a little.
One thing that takes getting used to is that people will ALWAYS be in your way when you use a wide angle lens.
The box thing obviously covers some sort of sewer. It smells bad in this area - real bad.
The fisheye lens really does give a unique perspective to everything.
More in a few minutes.