Here are some shots from a great day, with a great canoe and a great wide-angle lens, some might even say super-wide, or as the French say 'super'.
Kesey said in the 60's: "you're either on the bus, or you're off the bus".
Having passed away shortly after 9/11, he might have considered an extension to his famous admonition:
"you're either on the bus, or you're off the bus, or there is no bus."
Personally, (redundant for effect) I think that there is no bus...
Executive types like to speak about 'outside the box'. Words of advice: when you hear such, or 'at the end of the day' or 'the bottom line', etc. RUN LIKE HELL
So, with a super-wide, you can use it to capture a greater field of view of landscape or architecture and then use photoshop to correct the distortions, (and this is a GREAT thing), or you can leave the bus and find the daily path that the lens leads you...
There is a bit of repetition here, but like shots of a great model, each has a different
expression, a different pose, a different mood.
I find that this lens with the bow of the boat, creates a 'pelican' effect that is pretty special, and I like each expression thereof.
In 30 years of cruising 'the PrettyBoy', I have never found the water so clear (really astounding). Thus accounting for the levitatin' effect of some of these shots.
Wild thing: the mahogany deck plate of the Mad River is VERY triangular, but the lens perceives it as rectangular as it interprets outwardly. Also, re-creating a rectangle from the great arc of the Mad River's ash bent rails.
Finally, yes I could have JUICED the skys w/Photoshop, but chose to live w/reality
When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good, other things become bad.
Hey...I'm a pelican
No...I'm a pelican
You guys are so silly, I'm a penguin
OK...so I'll be a great blue heron
See...my deck plate really IS triangular. But what the heck has my master done to my nose...
Or...is it really rectanglar
Oh no, where is reality... and who took my perty boat???? (this lens is a freak show)
OK...so once in a while I can be normal (sort-of, but I won't like it)
Graham Ero Wooden Boats ~ Still Pond, MD (Kent Co.)...so what the hell happened to 90° angles anyway ??? (damn hippies)
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite ~ William Blake