© 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. : )