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Liquid Earth
Liquid Earth

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Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX
Location: Point Reyes Overlook
Date: Jun 17, 2005
Aperture: 11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2005

Viewed: 1329
Comments: 24
Favorites: 7 (view)

This shot was taken in Northern California at a place called Point Reyes which is about 2 hours north of San Francisco along the ocean (Rt 1). I used my Nikkor 10.5 mm fisheye lens for this shot. The camera lens was almost right against the fence post as I knelt down to get the nice curvature on the ocean. As I was looking through the lens, I liked how it made the ocean look like the Earth, especially since some of the sand in the water gave some nice contrasting colors in the blue water (almost look like continents on earth). The fence post gave the picture a nice sense of perspective I thought. This is one of my favorite fisheye shots.

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09/23/2006 10:07:04 AM
This is wicked cool.
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05/15/2006 09:29:43 PM
WOW!! Now this is one very cool picture!!! Add to Fav!
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02/22/2006 03:28:17 PM
very cool - looks like you're looking down at the world as an entirety
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02/15/2006 10:02:33 PM
I really like the how the fisheye lens makes this look as if you are seeing the whole globe before you. My only suggestion would be to try and saturate the colors a little bit more in an effort to give the photo that "pop' factor. well done
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02/14/2006 01:46:57 AM
I love this. Great use of a fisheye if I've ever seen one. The only thing I can think of to change would be bumping the saturation of the yellows and greens a little, but it's minor.
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10/21/2005 09:51:22 PM
this picture makes me want to get a dslr camera. this is great,
like you said lets go gunners!!!
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10/16/2005 04:35:28 PM
I got here after checking the Fisheye Shuffle, a forumpost by pawdrix, and I have to say I'm amazed! This really is fantastic, I guess a fisheye will be the next thing on my wishlist.

Great job!
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09/24/2005 06:20:56 PM
Absoultely fantastic! I'll add this to my favs too :)
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09/23/2005 10:00:28 PM
Yeah, this was taken at the overlook at the entrance to the Point Reyes Lighthouse here in NorCal. There is a small parking lot right at the place where you walk up to the lighthouse. There is a little point right next to the parking lot that you can walk to instead, and that is where I took this shot. I need to update the profile.
09/23/2005 09:19:47 PM
Route 1?
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09/23/2005 05:33:22 AM
I can see Panama!!!!
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09/23/2005 02:08:51 AM
Awesome perspective, it really adds impact. I especially love the effect added by the accentuated curvature of the earth.
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09/12/2005 10:40:29 PM
Wow - very cool! Love the fisheye effect. Good point of view, I think the boards (fence) make the shot. Good color, I wouldn't change a thing
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09/10/2005 12:32:40 AM
Love this shot. Makes me think of the classic "Earthrise" Shot taken from behind the moon. Fisheye can do amazing things if done right.
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09/09/2005 01:24:30 AM
Wonderful wide angle shot! Very nice fisheye image!
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08/28/2005 03:27:11 AM
Wow! This is really cool. Was this edited this way or done with a fisheye lens? Either way, very nice.
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08/27/2005 01:21:31 PM
Very cool. The fisheye doesn't distort the coast too much but is very apparent on the horizon, makes it look almost like you're 50,000 feet up. Personally I would try to get rid of the curved looking fence in the lower right hand of the image to make the land part of the image look more natural. But its a cool shot nonetheless =]
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08/26/2005 03:50:20 PM
Nice use of your fisheye, looks like you see the curve of the earth (I know you don't, really ;-)) Nice how you kept the foreground beam straight.
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08/26/2005 02:43:59 PM
What great perspective. This is already an excellent shot but you might try increasing the saturation a little, particually in the grass and sky. Nice work!
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08/26/2005 02:40:05 PM
this shot is amazing!

agreeing with datcat, it looks like earth from space. very nice
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08/07/2005 03:33:42 AM
Great shot, almost "earth from outer-space!"
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07/29/2005 07:56:16 AM
It is an interesting shot.
It looks like you could dive right off of the fence into the earth "pool"
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07/29/2005 12:46:11 AM
Yeah, 10.5 fisheye (Nikkor). Thanks SOOOO much for taking the time to look at some of my shots. It really feels good to have other people looking at your work and offer their thoughts. This site is really the first time I have started sharing my photography with others.

07/29/2005 12:32:46 AM
I love this, it is so interesting! fisheye?
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