Snow in the Schoolyard

By: Gustav Hoiland

Jan 13 2011

Category: architecture, fisheye

1 Comment

Focal Length:50mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Winter's Playpen

Does this strike anyone else as Russian? Somehow that’s the first thing that comes to mind. Giant fences, utilitarian concrete blocks in the background, and the endless white of winter. I’ve never been to Russia, nor have I tried to learn about it to dispel stereotypes, but this is what I imagine it to be.

Optics-wise, I think the fisheye’s doing something pretty interesting here. Not sure if I like it, but it’s keeping the horizon vast and straight while bowing out this road like crazy. To my eye it just screams FISHEYE!!!!, which I don’t particularly like, but I’m not so sure many other people get that reaction. Eh.

Huge polo tournament this weekend, and 7 man-hours of shoveling got maaaaybe 1/5 of our polo court for Friday pickup games cleared out.

One comment on “Snow in the Schoolyard”

  1. My first thought was not of Russia, but rather of a concentration camp. While I think that the photo is extremely interesting, there is something disturbing about it at the same time. As all good art does, it evokes an emotional response. Well done! And…I didn’t think fisheye when I first saw it 😉

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