Abnormal Lenses

Challenge #3 in the Technology Enabling Art series. Hosted by ProfHankD.
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There are a lot of really nice lenses out there, but there also are a lot of things that aren't "normal" camera lenses in any sense of the word. They may be special-purpose lenses (fisheye, soft-focus, telescope, microscope, etc.), door peepholes, pinholes and zone plates, mirrored stuff, various plastic or glass objects, water, etc. Use one. Digital imaging makes it easy to see and creatively manipulate the somewhat unpredictable effects of such optics.
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Self Portrait in Two Fishes
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Self portrait taken using two "abnormal" lenses: a door peephole taped in front of the regular lens to serve as a fisheye converter and a fisheye mirror that is placed so that people going around a building corner don't run into each other. Taken at the University of Kentucky Center for Manufacturing.
Submitted: Sunday, 14th June, 2009 12:57 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 25th February, 2009
Focal length: 14.67 mm
Shutter speed: 1/10 sec
Aperture: F4.3
ISO: 200
Notes: Image quality of this particular door peephole is very poor; GIMP was used to improve the image color, contrast, and sharpness.
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