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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Star Trails
by elroyie
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This is a scan from Velvia 100F film, there is no pp manipulation in this picture (apart of minor color correction). Exposure time was about 6 hrs and the light sources that I used were moonlight (until moonset) for the far background and an artificial light for the tree and the near area.
Submitted: Wednesday, 26th August, 2009 09:52 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 26th August, 2009
Focal length: 15 mm
Shutter speed: 5400 sec
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
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