01 April 2013

On my wish list: A Fisheye


© Aileen Siroy | Taken with a 15mm 2.8 fisheye lens | Fantasyland, Dapitan.

The moment I took a shot using a fisheye lens, I fell in love. I was so in-love with it, I used it more than half the time during the four-day shoot in Dakak.

On my second night, I was to photograph a gym in Dapitan. The owner of the gym, who said he was also a photographer when we were introduced, offered to let me use his fisheye. "Are you sure?" I asked him many times when he handed me the lens. I was perfectly okay with my 18mm wide-angle lens. "Of course," he said. "Use it during the entire shoot."

I was quite amazed by his generosity. So, there are people who could part with their lenses.

When we left the gym, my friend C (who is VP for Marketing of the resort) said, "Oh, that was Congressman B." "He's a congressman?!" I asked in utter surprise. I was chatting with a congressman and didn't know it. :D

On the day I flew back to Manila, I left the good Congressman a thank you note.

I'm back in Manila and is daydreaming about the fisheye lens. I must buy myself one. : )

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joselle April 2, 2013 at 10:44 PM  

This photo brings back so many memories! I arrived in Dapitan last year at 10 in the evening, and this place was my first stop.. felt like I was transported to some other place far from the Philippines.. it is weird, seeing Dapitan so quiet and provincial and then seeing this amusement park right in the middle of it... you just do not see this kind of thing anywhere haha! And oh how I miss the quiet calm of Dapitan and the food!!!

Aileen April 8, 2013 at 9:30 PM  

joselle said...
This photo brings back so many memories! I arrived in Dapitan last year at 10 in the evening, and this place was my first stop.. felt like I was transported to some other place far from the Philippines.. it is weird, seeing Dapitan so quiet and provincial and then seeing this amusement park right in the middle of it... you just do not see this kind of thing anywhere haha! And oh how I miss the quiet calm of Dapitan and the food!!!

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Exactly my thoughts, Joselle! Oh, I want to go back and explore Dapitan. I like place like that -- small, quiet, simple. : )

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