Featured Photo

Photo courtesy of philliefan99
fisheye nats park
courtesy of philliefan99

That is one great shot of Nationals Park! Phil employed his trusty fisheye lens to get nearly the entire seating bowl of the stadium into one shot. A fisheye lens is an ultra wide-angle lens which gives a 180 degree view. It’s a fairly specialized lens, and few photographers use them. This is mainly because the distortion that is created can become a tiresome effect and people lose interest in using it. Also, such a wide-angle lens is not useful in most situations. However, when employed properly, like the shot above, the results are outstanding!

Brian is so DC. Born on Pennsylvania Ave (not there) to a lifelong Federal worker father and a mother who has worked for Garfinkel’s, the Smithsonian, and Mount Vernon. Raised on the “mean streets” of Cheverly, MD; went to high school at Gonzaga College High School (Hail Alma Mater!); and now trolls the corridors of Congress as a lobbyist, you couldn’t write a more quintessentially DC back-story. When he isn’t trying to save the country from itself, Brian can be found walking DC looking for that perfect photograph.

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3 thoughts on “Featured Photo

  1. Jay: If you go onto Flickr and click on the image, a larger version of the photo will come up. You’ll barely make out the outline of the Capitol dome behind the office building. So it’s there, just obscured.

    And by lights, do you mean city lights? That’s a basic principle of light: it’s so bright in the foreground (mean the stadium) that the camera can’t be sensitive enough to pick up the less intense light outside the dome. Think about looking into a brightly lit doorway from outside at night. You’re eyes adjust to the brightest light and won’t be able to make out detail in the shadows.