Photo of the Day

Toronto Beach, Canada

{ Nikon D80 } – { 10.5 mm fisheye } – { f/10 } – { 1/400s exposure } – { ISO 100 }

A beach in Toronto. SMILE!
A beach in Toronto. SMILE!

One of my favorite parts of owning a fisheye lens is playing around with the way it distorts the curves of a scene.

Straight lines become semi-circles and horizons turn into smiles.

This particular shot was taken in Canada on the Toronto Beach during a vacation with my wife Carrie.

I love how the curve of the fisheye lens, along with the windows and door of the lifeguard hut, makes the photograph look like a smiling face. Well, at least to me…

Four years ago, I purchased both a Nikon 70-300mm zoom lens and a 10.5mm fisheye lens.

The idea was to try them both out and return one. I chose the zoom, but my wife, Carrie, told me that I had to keep the fisheye too.

In the time since, it’s become my favorite lens. Thanks, Carrie!