2016 01 01 The Pump Room by pamknowler

2016 01 01 The Pump Room

We went for our New Year\s Day walk to Sywell Country Park. Of course I took my new fisheye lens and got lots of shots with Finlay in the foreground with a distorted world around him. Great fun!! This was my favourite shot of the day. I think it's the pump room to control the water level (I may be wrong but what else would this be for?)

My Demo of the Nik software expired so I have bought the whole suite. So much there which should keep me busy for quite some time!!

Many thanks for your good wishes for 2016 you are such lovely people and it has been a pleasure to travel this journey with you!!

As luck would have it the new theme for our mentoring group is Wide angle or fisheye. What a great opportunity to use my new lens!!

What a wonderful surprise to see this on the PP this morning! Thanks so much for your great comments and Favs!
Fabulous start!!
January 1st, 2016  
Super pov!! :-)
January 1st, 2016  
Awesome shot
January 1st, 2016  
Cool shot Fav
January 1st, 2016  
A great fish-eye!
January 1st, 2016  
Love the shot Pam! Happy New Year!
and Fav!
January 1st, 2016  
Awesome shot
January 1st, 2016  
Brilliant - and so well balanced! Fav!
January 1st, 2016  
Very cool shot!
January 1st, 2016  
That is a beautifully ornate gate for a pump room. Love the effect of the fisheye :)
January 1st, 2016  
amazing
January 1st, 2016  
Great capture, must brush the dust of my fisheye lens :-)
January 1st, 2016  
Fabulous use of the fish eye. I'm going to get on the project soon
January 1st, 2016  
@jgpittenger forgot to tag you all with my shot.
@taffy @888rachel @newbank @golftragic
I had fun with the fisheye lens today and took loads of shots which were complete rubbish!! LOL! This lens will take some learning to get the best from it!!
January 1st, 2016  
Super shot, composition, depth
January 1st, 2016  
@pamknowler I thought you'd enjoy the lens -- and it's fun to see what you've done with it outside an urban setting. You've already picked up on how important it is to be dead center to what you are planning to shoot and distort. And how critical some clear lines are to the composition. Terrific!
January 1st, 2016  
@taffy As I don't live in an urban area I had to try to find things to shoot which was quite hard in a country park!! Of course I saw so much wildlife which would have been wonderful with my 100-400mm lens. While doing this challenge I am only taking the fisheye out with me so I am not tempted to change lenses.
January 1st, 2016  
@pamknowler You're doing exactly as I did -- only carried the one lens and just kept my eye out for structured things. Have fun!
January 1st, 2016  
Great capture.
January 1st, 2016  
Fabulous shot and I love the symmetry.
January 1st, 2016  
Love the way you captured this . A Fav
January 2nd, 2016  
Excellent Pam... I must give my fisheye another outing. Love your processing here... Fav for that!
January 2nd, 2016  
This is an excellent shot Pam, and such a good subject. I like how you have centred it too. My only niggle is that I would have liked to see the bottom of the gate, but it's still a fav!
January 2nd, 2016  
FANtastic pov and love that you have made something that is probably a bit dull look beautiful. Super FAV
January 2nd, 2016  
You did a good job, lining up this shot, where the rigors of the lens demand it. Lovely symmetry... you are just going to LOVE this lens in Chicago. :)
January 2nd, 2016  
I like this shot very much and can only echo @888rachel. You've tickled my curiosity about the purpose of the little building though. I've seen similar small towers at a nearby reservoir and often wondered what their purpose was.
January 2nd, 2016  
@888rachel thanks Rachel I know what you mean about the gate. I was so intent on not getting my feet in the shot that I lifted the camera too far! There is a lot to look at and check with this lens before I click the shutter! Lol!
January 2nd, 2016  
Lovely image, I like the lines and b&w conversion.
January 2nd, 2016  
A super capture, looks great with the fisheye lens. Fav!! 😃
January 2nd, 2016  
Wonderful shot. Fav
January 2nd, 2016  
I saw your photo and was going to ask if you had a new lens. Answered on here. Nice shot. What a fun time you will have.
January 2nd, 2016  
Brilliant
January 2nd, 2016  
Great shot. Love it!
January 2nd, 2016  
Superb capture and processing, fav for me!
January 3rd, 2016  
Two on the PP, just rediscovered your fab photos. Happy New Year.
January 3rd, 2016  
great details captured!
January 3rd, 2016  
Wonderful! You are going to have a lot of fun with that lens here in Chicago.
January 5th, 2016  
Great to see this on TT!
January 9th, 2016  
@taffy thanks for telling me Taffy. What a lovely surprise! Congrats on your number one - again! Lol!
January 9th, 2016  
Super capture. I thought I had already commented but obviously not! Congrats on the TT
January 9th, 2016  
Congats on TT Pam
January 10th, 2016  
Congrats on TT... love this!
January 11th, 2016  
missed this-awesome-congrats on TT
January 12th, 2016  
Congratulations Pam on your unbelievable image making it to the Top Twenty!
January 13th, 2016  
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