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Leiden Central Station by xtuv Leiden Central Station by xtuv
Gotta love wideangle :P
Defished Fisheye shot

Submitted this for the "Global Subway Photo Contest"
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eRiQ Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional General Artist
I have walked these stairs many times back in the 80's...

(are you still around on dA - what ya up to?)
aldog Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
ok, i have a question for you regarding this. first off it's a great shot, that's a beautiful white in it

and my question, you say this is a defished fisheye...i know what this means, you did things with stretching out certain parts of the image to make it so the barrelling wasn't apparent(i think it's called barreling)...i'm just wondering, after doing this, is the shot really alot wider than a normal lens? like after doing the editing to defish there still a noticeable amount more in the picture than if you were to just take the picture without the lens?
sorry if this bugs you that i'm asking...just a curious george i suppose
xtuv Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005   Photographer
depends on which lens u use. this is a 16mm fisheye. If you defish it it is wider then a normal 16mm lens. Defished it has about the angle of a 14mm lens.
But keep in mind this is shot on a digibody with 1.6x cropfactor.
baikahl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005   Photographer
Impressive symmetry! Very nice!
xtuv Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005   Photographer
Thanks! :)
StareDecisis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
Incredible colors. I love the sorta sucked out colors of this photo. Very nice perspective and wide shot.
Eyes-S Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
Ohhh!!! Pretty!!
It looks symmetric too... Cool!
jochem Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
Hey Julian, nice shot man :) love wideangle. all those pictures are really amazing! Do you use the FishEye-fix tool in Nikon Capture? does it work good? so you make a fish-eye picture, and then the application makes it an normal picture which makes it even larger. don't you get blurred corners because of the streched corners?
xtuv Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005   Photographer
I'm using PTlens, a plugin for Panotools, with which you can correct image distortion.
Nikon Capture won't work with my Canon RAW files I guess :)

Anyway, with PTlens it's just a mouseclick and you're done!
The image quality doens't really get bad. On resized pic's there's nothing visible from it anyway, Maybe it starts to be visible on large prints, which I hardly make.. =P

Actually the corners don't really get stretched, here's an example of a defished canon 15mm fisheye pic: [link]

On my 16mm it's a bit less then that.
So you loose a bit of the corner information, but still it's great wideangle :)
whereigo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
eh, nice... u know, they don't have subway trains here? They are making in dubai though.. huge project. Can't remember when they'll be done :shrug:
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