"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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This looks so much like my elementary school. Must have been built about the same time. Very cool warp:-)
12 Nov 2009 5:36am
new lens ?
lucky you !
12 Nov 2009 5:37am
@Paul: No, not a new lens. This was taken with a lomo fisheye camera...film.
laffs at the title of your fishy photograph!
and the shadows! excellent.
Marvelous image. You are going to go bonkers with that lens. Perfect title. I disagree with Emerson; I think that everything is sacred.
12 Nov 2009 5:52am
Fabulous quote...and the image is a nice counterpoint.
Love the effect and the long shadows playing upon the building.
12 Nov 2009 6:00am
Love the fish eye!
12 Nov 2009 6:08am
excellent bw capturing...and nice title too
Beautiful black and white. Have a good evening. Antoine.
12 Nov 2009 6:10am
12 Nov 2009 6:26am
well there's GOD, then the integrity bit lol great shot Sharon!! kinda chilling for some reason
12 Nov 2009 6:34am
Love the fish eye angle, great bw! Nice shadows too.
12 Nov 2009 7:09am
Hey !!!!!!!! What happens to my glasses ???
12 Nov 2009 7:13am
The fisheye works with great effect here. Love the Long shadows. Did you use a Lomo or was this created with software?
12 Nov 2009 7:35am
@Mike: Thanks Mike. Yes, I used a lomo fisheye camera. It's tricky because when you look through the lens it looks perfectly 'normal' no distortion. So you don't really know what the end result will be until after the film has been processed.
NIce effect , i guess i can see your shadow ;)
12 Nov 2009 7:42am
Nice and strange photo.
12 Nov 2009 7:54am
Love these turned-round school memories, the long-legs shadows of our mind running to it again, the hand-rail line and the general shape as if within your/our own eye... and with Emerson quote, it explodes with deep clever meaning that touches me with sincerity. Thanks a lot, Sharon : this is a shot taken with heart first*
I like, this photography is full of suggestive shades.
You work perfectly with the "lomo". What facility!
12 Nov 2009 8:29am
nice fish eye shot! :D
12 Nov 2009 8:35am
Good use of the fisheye here . . schools can become a place of the fear and exclusion your image suggests . . thought-provoking post.
12 Nov 2009 9:00am
J'aime beaucoup ! Bonne journée.
12 Nov 2009 9:02am
nice 180° wide angel shot! interesting contrast and bw! good Poto!
12 Nov 2009 9:18am
scary! reminds me of the possessed tree in Poltergeist.
arghh. Lovely image, and great use of wide angle (beats usual lomo close up of a dogs snout!)
12 Nov 2009 9:31am
@tim: Thanks Tim. This is my first attempt with the lomo fisheye. It didn't occur to me to go the 'dogs snout' route :)
Great use of the fisheye lens here. I love the atmosphere!
12 Nov 2009 9:42am
12 Nov 2009 11:50am
Someone is having way too much fun, I see. :D Good for you! This reminds me, too, of some structure from my very distant past. HA! I love all the shadow-play.
12 Nov 2009 11:52am
Super capture Sharon! I see you are enjoying your new lens..... ;-)))
12 Nov 2009 12:11pm
Terrifying one! Great !!
12 Nov 2009 12:29pm
What amazing intriguing mood you've created with your lomo! It's evoking thoughts and emotions of all kinds! The framing and lighting are simply perfect! Wonderful wonderful work Sharon!!!!
12 Nov 2009 12:41pm
Great how the building is all encompassed tightly into the frame.
12 Nov 2009 1:05pm
You have a fisheye? .. great capture and treatment
12 Nov 2009 3:21pm
Amazing photo as through a peephole (lens on a door) ...
Or how to see 180 °...
12 Nov 2009 3:36pm
Excellent effet! Comme dans une boule de cristal!:)
12 Nov 2009 3:42pm
La imagen con esa perspectiva se hace sobrecogedora.
Las sombras parecen invadir el edificio.
12 Nov 2009 3:47pm
A fine bizarre looking building with the fisheye effect. It looks very good in black and white.
12 Nov 2009 4:10pm
Very very cool. I love the processing. Super tones.
12 Nov 2009 4:21pm
A really fine image of the distorted school. The warped minds theme makes this a thought provoking image. Very well done.
12 Nov 2009 4:31pm
The fisheye lens is very exciting! What a wonderful image created. I love the long shadows giving this a kinda creepy mood. I think we even get a glimps of you in the shadow....do we not?
12 Nov 2009 4:41pm
Love it! cool shot( fish eye)
12 Nov 2009 5:00pm
12 Nov 2009 5:26pm
WOW! I love this. Great shot
12 Nov 2009 5:55pm
"Where is my mind" (Pixies)
A stunning play of contrasts, Sharon. You really got me with that low budget feel to it. Doesn't look like a first try, it's a brilliant composition & a great piece of art! All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.
12 Nov 2009 6:40pm
Love the composition..the shapes and forms..the shadows. Very creative!!!
12 Nov 2009 6:42pm
wonderful effect "fish eyes" sharon!
! very nice!
12 Nov 2009 6:59pm
It has been ages since I've seen anything form a "proper" fish eye lens. Not a cheap investment these days, enjoy it.
12 Nov 2009 7:37pm
looks like an abandoned place ,and i like the overall shadows here. great approach as well with the fisheye!
12 Nov 2009 8:10pm
Love that fisheye lens. This turned out awesome and I love it in B&W. : )
12 Nov 2009 8:46pm
The harsh contrasts work very well in this dramatic and mysterious shot. Really fascinating!
12 Nov 2009 8:47pm
Shadows of trees,
Fish eye effect,
it's like a scary movie ;)
Very very good job! I love it
12 Nov 2009 8:56pm
Oooh! Love fisheye shots. This one is so dramatic and moody and cool!
12 Nov 2009 9:07pm
12 Nov 2009 9:18pm
An awesome shot !
12 Nov 2009 9:20pm
12 Nov 2009 9:21pm
Fantastic, it seem that this one was taken with a fisheye? Which on did you use? I'm also thinking about getting one. A amazing shoot :D.
12 Nov 2009 9:35pm
Nice use of fisheye!
12 Nov 2009 9:45pm
ho the house of the big torments
12 Nov 2009 10:39pm
12 Nov 2009 11:54pm
i really dig this shot of yours.. ;) great shot.. :D
13 Nov 2009 1:46am
Really a great shot Sharon, love the effect from your lens on this structure. Excellent use of light and shadows. A fascinating and creative image.
13 Nov 2009 2:24am
I like the balance of this image - it is a great shot and the fisheye effect has a lot of visual interest!
13 Nov 2009 2:48am
full of mysterious ambience! fisheye or pinhole? very attractive!
13 Nov 2009 3:35am
Very cool and moody shot, the shadows really add some creepiness to it. And the fisheye is cool.
13 Nov 2009 4:34am
I just love your fish eye view! Wonderful and cool effect.
13 Nov 2009 5:46am
Let's hope that the way the schools are goin' to fill the minds of the ones they have to shape to hold the future is an open one. Shape it don't twist it!
13 Nov 2009 6:15am
wonderful work !
13 Nov 2009 7:14am
I really love your versatility with all the different tools you use to create your magical images. Do you process the film yourself as well?
13 Nov 2009 7:17am
@dobbino: Thanks Rob :) No, I do not process my own film, although I used to in the past. I just don't have the space for darkroom equipment. I'm hoping one day to get a scanner that scans negatives, as mine is old and only capable of scanning prints.
Cool, I've always wanted to play with fisheye stuff, this is wicked!
13 Nov 2009 12:28pm
Interesting effect and great play with shadows on the wall of the building.
13 Nov 2009 1:34pm
un superbe effet !
13 Nov 2009 2:03pm
Superbe et mystérieuse capture! Les ombres rehaussent d'une belle manière ce Beau N/B!!
13 Nov 2009 2:49pm
You can do so much cool stuff with a fish eye!
13 Nov 2009 3:29pm
Wow! Mystery image... Great effect with fish eye. I love it!
13 Nov 2009 8:57pm
j'aime beaucoup les ombres, un style remarquable.
13 Nov 2009 10:22pm
Great idea and image manipulation
14 Nov 2009 9:10am
Fisheye ! I like fisheye, Bravo !
14 Nov 2009 12:34pm
Like beeing seen from my own flat and through the door. I wish I could see so far... just imagine... your eyes close your door... and you see australia... or japan... or the whole world. Fairy vision Sharon. You always lead me to dream.
14 Nov 2009 2:04pm
Very great analogic picture. The trees seem to knock at the school door, like an invitation for open/dreamy walk. Amazing composition with a lot of tension.
14 Nov 2009 2:59pm
blue, this is how my mind felt when I was in school! Ha!
14 Nov 2009 4:14pm
14 Nov 2009 4:26pm
wow. lovley fisheye.
14 Nov 2009 6:07pm
ive always wanted to get fisheye lens. this is a fantastic capture. my desire to get one has increased. :)
14 Nov 2009 6:10pm
Perfect quote for this image. I really like this one - although I generally don't like the fisheye lens since it's like looking at people during a bad drug trip. But this one I do like - especially those twisted shadows
14 Nov 2009 10:59pm
Great use of fisheye to simulate aberration of the mind!! The long shadows are as ghosts from the past reaching out to engulf one's sanity!! So cinematic and bizarre!! Great work Sharon!!
15 Nov 2009 6:58am
Like the school of my nightmares.
15 Nov 2009 9:36pm
Wow, great use of fisheye, especially in bw. It renders this ordinary building into a trippy and creepy building.
16 Nov 2009 4:58am
wonderful! your execution here gives the sense that the building is in one of those snow globes. so fitting for a school.
18 Nov 2009 3:41am
spooky, eerie, ominous... its like the tree's shadow is aggressively invading the building...! ;) excellent!
18 Nov 2009 3:32pm
great world on fish eye mind..................................in translation.................en français dans le texte^^
22 Nov 2009 6:27pm
If I stare at this for too long, I start having flashbacks to the video game "Silent Hill." This is a very cool picture, though. It almost seems like time was frozen to this moment of somebody's childhood.
28 Nov 2009 5:55am
very, very cool
29 Nov 2009 8:38pm
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