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Creative circular fisheye and full-frame fisheye ultra-wide-angle photographs are featured here.  

New:  See the February 2002 issue of Popular Photography magazine for a feature containing reference to Al Ruscelli's fisheye photography and techniques!

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Fisheye photo, Museum of Natural Science, Houston Texas       Full-frame fisheye photo, Fulton Mansion, Rockport Texas        Circular fisheye photo, Fulton Mansion, Rockport Texas

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Al Ruscelli, fisheye photo exhibit, League City Texas


Using fisheye lenses enables me to participate in one of my favorite types of photo fun:   ultrawide-angle photography.  Fisheye lenses provide an ultrawide angle of view and produce images with extreme linear distortion (visual bending of otherwise straight or near-straight lines).  This visual distortion is more pronounced near the outer edges of the image.  These lens characteristics help the photographer create images with some pretty interesting (at times, even dizzying) qualities. 

Full-frame fisheye lenses produce images that fill the entire available negative/print area.  Circular fisheye lenses produce circular, 180-degree-of-view images (and, the printed image appears as circular on the negative and on the print). Full-frame fisheye lenses produce considerable distortion of images, while circular fisheye lenses produce extreme distortion. 

Most of the photos below were taken using either full-frame or circular fisheye lenses.  Two or three of the images, however, were made with standard wide-angle lenses.  These images have been inserted to illustrate the often dramatic difference between photos taken more traditional lenses and those taken with fisheye lenses.  Oh . . . and there's a shot or two of me scattered in with the rest.  There's nothing like a self-portrait made with a fisheye lens.  

The Roof of the Astrodome, fisheye photo

View from Upper Reserved Seats Behind Home Plate, fisheye photography     View from our Astrodome seats, using 15mm fisheye lens in vertical position     Houston Astrodome using 15mm fisheye lens in horizontal position

Hand-held fisheye photo, self portrait     Vertical hand-held fisheye photo self-portrait style     A Photo of Jane with the Astrodome roof stretching off into the background

Above are a few full-frame fisheye photos taken at the Houston Astrodome in one of the last regular season professional baseball games to be played at the Astrodome.  The Houston Astros were playing the Cincinnati Reds on September 29, 1999 and the Astros won the game by a score of 4 to 1.  I was interested in getting some photos that day for posterity, and part of what I did was to play around with my Canon EF 15mm f2.8 full-frame fisheye lens (on a Canon EOS 3 body).  The camera was hand-held for all photos.  Film used was Kodak Royal Gold 1000 and Kodak Royal Gold 400.

Halloween fisheye photography      Creative fisheye photo of hand       Astrodome Houston Rodeo fisheye firework photograph
League City, Texas, Parks Department employee/ghouls at their yearly Haunted House on Halloween; a bizarrely distorted photo of the photographer's hand, with mirror in background illustrating how it was done;  and the interior Astrodome, again, complete with in-dome firework show.

Washington DC fisheye      Washington DC fisheye photo

Lincoln Memorial circular fisheye photo      Lincoln Memorial fisheye photography, circular fisheye
Fisheye images from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, and a photo of me, courtesy of someone to whom I momentarily handed my camera for the purpose of getting me and Honest Abe in the same frame.  Notice Lincoln's decapitation (argh!) -- but the photo lends a bit of perspective to the fisheye images that follow.

 Washington DC fisheye photograph, self portrait      Washington DC fisheye photography      Washington DC circular fisheye photography
Fisheye photos of the National Archives Building, Washington, DC. (the first one, a self-portrait)

Washington DC Smithsonian Institute fisheye photography       Washington DC Smithsonian Institute circular fisheye photography

  Washington DC Smithsonian Institute circular fisheye photos       Washington DC Smithsonian Institute fisheye photo
Fisheye images from a couple of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC.  Note the floor-to-ceiling view in the Museum of Natural Science (top) using both full-frame and circular fisheye lenses.

Washington DC war memorial fisheye photography      Washington DC war memorial fisheye photography, self portrait      Washington DC war memorial circular fisheye photography

  Washington DC war memorial circular fisheye photography      Washington DC interior of war memorial circular fisheye photography      Washington DC interior of war memorial circular fisheye photography, self portrait
Fisheye photos of the DC War Memorial in Washington, DC (first image is from a standard lens, however).  I managed to get myself into a couple of these photos (self-portrait style), which adds an interesting aspect to both the fisheye photos and the 'self-portrait' concept. 

Washington DC executive mansion fisheye photo     Washington DC executive mansion circular fisheye photo

Washington DC executive mansion fisheye photo, circular fisheye     Washington DC executive mansion fisheye photograph
Full-frame fisheye and circular fisheye photos of the Executive Mansion in Washington, DC.

New:  See the February 2002 issue of Popular Photography magazine for a feature containing reference to Al Ruscelli's fisheye photography and techniques!

For some interesting wedding ceremony church interiors shot with full-frame fisheye lenses, check out our Church Interiors page in our Weddings section of this web site.

For some surrealistic night time fisheye photos of hot air balloons, check out our Ballunar Liftoff page. 

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