Picture This!
Super Wide

Picture This!

Super Wide

Our Picture This! assignment for this month was Super Wide, the visual equivalent of having extra-wide peripheral vision that only photography can provide. Readers sent in "prime" images made with lenses that included fisheyes, rectilinear fisheyes, and those below 20mm in focal length, as well as a number of "stitched" images that came courtesy of digital imaging. As we expected, we received great interiors, amazing foreshortening (the cartoon-like effect where the foreground subject seems to jump out of the scene), and some landscapes that only a super-wide lens could capture. In all, a great crop!

da Vinci's Horse: Roger T. Gossick worked with his Nikon F100 and 16mm f/2.8 (rectilinear) Nikkor fisheye lens to great effect on this photo of this huge bronze statue. The figure, he wrote, is about two stories tall.

© 2003, Roger T. Gossick, All Rights Reserved

Open Door: Wrote photographer Mike Miller, "When I want some really strange effects I mount a 0.42 fisheye converter onto my Minolta 35-70mm zoom lens." The shot, says Miller, was made about a foot away from the doors. He made the photo with his Minolta HTsi on Fuji Sensia 100 slide film.

© 2003, Mike Miller, All Rights Reserved

Classic Car: This red "Caddie" got the super-wide treatment by Mike Puchreiter with his Leica R8 and 19mm Elmarit lens on Fujichrome Velvia film.

© 2003, Mike Puchreiter, All Rights Reserved

Wide Virginia Morning: Photographer Wu-Seng Lung made this shot of Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda and Lawn at the University of Virginia with his Hasselblad Xpan panoramic camera using the 30mm lens, which he tells us is equivalent to about 17mm focal length. He exposed on Kodak Elite Chrome 100 at 1/250 sec at f/11.

© 2003, Wu-Seng Lung, All Rights Reserved

Cooled Out: This enviable shot was made by Ken Conz with his Canon EOS 3 and Canon 14mm L lens on Fujichrome Velvia 50 film. This great spot was Kauai, Hawaii, in February 2004, a place many of us would have preferred to be during the frigid winter.

© 2004, Ken Conz, All Rights Reserved

Piazza View: Dr. Mel Wilner sent us this great shot of the Palio in Siena, Italy, made with his Nikon N90s and Sigma 14mm f/2.8 lens on Fujichrome Velvia film. We wondered why there was lack of distortion, and the good doctor told us that he straightened it out with Photoshop.
© 2003, Dr. Mel Wilner, All Rights Reserved

Wide Flying: Wrote Chris Hukill, "This photo was taken from the back seat of my airplane, an RV8 kit plane. I removed the back seat and bungeed a tripod where the seat and rear baggage compartment would be. I then mounted my Nikon N70 and attached the Vivitar 19-35mm zoom lens." He photographed on Kodak 200 print film and of course tripped the shutter with a remote release.
© 2003, Chris Hukill, All Rights Reserved

Wall Of Fire: Robert Praskac made this amazing photo of the 2003 Simi Valley fire in California with his Nikon D100 and 12-24mm lens. The spot he took the photo from, wrote Praskac, was consumed by fire the following morning.
© 2003, Robert Praskac, All Rights Reserved

The roof design of this building in the center of the Potsdamer Platz lets in the light, protects the cafe sitters from rain, and makes the eye move upward into the sky beyond. It's all part of the artful architecture of this amazing area in Berlin, where the construction crane seems to be the national bird.
© 2003, George Schaub, All Rights Reserved

Picture This! - Our Next Assignment

Artful Architecture
From the art deco buildings of South Beach to the grand interiors of train stations to the cathedrals of our great cities, the world is filled with impressive feats of building design. Our architecture expresses our view of the world we wish to live in and is often more about dreams than mere walls that enclose our place of home, work, or worship. So get out your camera and send us your images that show the art of building in your world.

Please Read This
It is important that you read and follow these guidelines. We need to follow this procedure because of the large volume of images we receive.
1) Images sent to us cannot be returned. You retain complete copyright over the images, but do grant us permission to print your image(s) in the magazine and on our web site, www.shutterbug.com
2) Because images are not returned please send a quality print or duplicate transparency. We will not accept or view images on CD, ZIP, or any other electronic media.
3) Images will be selected on the basis of content and technical quality. Please mark your outer envelope with the topic of the month (for example, "Wide View").
4) Enclose a short caption with the image stating camera, lens, film and exposure, plus location. If you are submitting an image with a recognizable person we must have a model release or signed permission from that person to reproduce their image in the magazine and on the web site.

Send your image and information to:
Picture This! Shutterbug Magazine, 1419 Chaffee Dr., Suite #1, Titusville, FL 32780.
Deadline for submission: July 15, 2004
Images will appear in our October 2004 issue.
Our next topic: Color In Black And White
Deadline: August 15, 2004
Publication Date: November, 2004