Circling The Drain

The road curves around the south water outlet beneath South Holston Dam

The road circling the spillways below South Holston Dam makes the perfect target for a fisheye! This is one of those shots that I’ve wanted to make since I bought my fisheye but had to wait for the green to return to make it a little more interesting.

Gear: Canon EOS 60D, Rokinon 8mm Fisheye

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4, Photomatix Pro 4

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  1. Steven Perlmutter June 14, 2012 at 3:28 PM #

    Excellend fisheye shot Curt. And I love the title of the post as well.
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  2. Mark Summerfield June 14, 2012 at 1:33 PM #

    Nice use of the fish-eye. It made what is probably a tight but easy to handle curve into something resembling a tight hairpin on a race track.
    Mark Summerfield recently posted…Piney Point LIghthouse

  3. edith Levy June 14, 2012 at 9:58 AM #

    That is such a cool shot Curt. Love the use of the fisheye here.
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  4. Rich McPeek June 14, 2012 at 9:33 AM #

    Awesome Fisheye! Great work Curt!
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  5. Chris Nitz June 14, 2012 at 8:36 AM #

    Sorry, but the first thing I thought of when I saw this was Jeremy Clarkson racing around the corner complaining about the handling of their reasonably priced car. In other words, this made my morning ;)
    Chris Nitz recently posted…Chocolate Hole Lightning

  6. Jim Denham June 14, 2012 at 7:08 AM #

    Cool distortion! Gotta love the fish!

  7. Mark Neal June 14, 2012 at 7:08 AM #

    Really like the effect, Curt. Nice composition.

  8. Jimi Jones June 14, 2012 at 7:05 AM #

    Great use of the fisheye, Curt. What a wild shot, love it!
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  9. Len Saltiel June 14, 2012 at 6:27 AM #

    This is a perfect subject for that fish-eye Curt. Well captured.

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