Not Rectilinear, But Not Looking Unnatural

Challenge #41 in the Technology Enabling Art series. Hosted by ProfHankD.
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This challenge is for IMAGES THAT DO NOT USE A RECTILINEAR PROJECTION, BUT DON'T LOOK UNNATURAL. Conventional lenses, and even pinholes, generally render images such that straight lines from the scene stay straight: a rectilinear projection. Fisheye lenses, birdseye lenses, stitched panoramas, etc. use different projection formulas -- they bend straight lines in the scene. However, sometimes bent lines are far less disturbing than, for example, the unnatural-looking stretching that happens near the edges of an ultra-wide-angle image....
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Oculus
Cast iron bridge
Palau de la Música Catalana
472201706zPASSOROLLE-98
Antwerpen Centraal (2)
Eiffel Tower
Hawaii Theater, Honolulu, Hawaii
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco
Spitsbergen, Stitched
fisheye landscape
Giuseppe Verdi Theater
472201706zPASSOROLLE-3
Georgetown Winter
Graben Street. Vienna / Austria
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Bench and pond
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