Antarctica The views that welcome you when you first arrive along the Antarctic continent is quite the sight to behold. Being surrounded by these tall icy figures rising out of the ocean feels like the mountains are hugging you, and despite the cool the antarctic air I always feel warm and fuzzy. This is one of the images I used to promote my Polar Worlds show.
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Photographic Details: Fisheye photos are cool but to use one regularly would be somewhat disorientating. The original shot had a flat horizon but I wanted something a little more dynamic. So instead of going out to get a fisheye I thought I would make the effect myself, turns out it’s possible in photoshop in about 7 clicks of the mouse!
Open the image and double click your layer to rename it, you need to rename it to anything but “background” to unlock it for editing.
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Then go to Edit>Transform>Warp
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Click on the middle of the image and drag your mouse down to begin warping, try it in other ways to get different results.
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When you are finished, press enter, and you are done!
Canon EOS 5D, 1/100s f/5.0 ISO50 35mm 16-35mm f2.8 L lens.
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