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Sambro Island lens

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Postby Gary Martin » Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:34 am


This first shot is the Sambro Island lens, which is now on display in Halifax in the Atlantic Maritime Museum. The lens is a beautiful four panel bullseye.

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The question becomes one of how to convey that there are four panels to the lens in a photograph. One alternative is a fisheye perspective shooting up through the vertical axis of the lens.

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I got some strange looks from passers-by and one museum staff member who wandered by when I was shooting this but I didn't get tossed out of the museum for my trouble... The four bullseye panels converge at the top of the lens at the ring which is open with a view of the not so interesting ceiling of the museum.

I shot a ton of images of this lens. I'll post more when I get around to it for those who have never seen the lens.
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