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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Cast iron bridge
Palau de la Música Catalana
Antwerpen Centraal (2)
Eiffel Tower
Hawaii Theater, Honolulu, Hawaii
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco
Spitsbergen, Stitched
fisheye landscape
Giuseppe Verdi Theater
Georgetown Winter
Graben Street. Vienna / Austria
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Bench and pond
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