In honor of President’s Day, I thought I would share this photo from a trip to Washington, D.C, in February 2009. Before the trip, I rented a fish-eye lens from Pictureline in Salt Lake City so I could play with it during my trip to determine if it’s worth adding to my lens repertoire. That lens explains the outer-edge curves of this photo.
It was a very blustery night at the Washington Monument. At one point, I actually dropped a lens cap and the wind kept it rolling across the floor, with me chasing after it, for a good 30 yards. I felt like an idiot chasing after it, but retrieved it and continued shooting.
Thinking back on it, I wonder how a depth of field change would have enhanced the photo. Maybe keep the first flag in focus, and the others ones more blurred the further away they got. I guess this just means I need to take another trip there to shoot a lot more photos.
And, I decided that I wasn’t quite ready to own a fish-eye lens – mainly because of the price and the amount of use I would get out of it. I’m thinking a macro lens may be next on my list.