Learning To See

I love poking around ebay to find images that are initially intriguing. Later I examine them more carefully. All in an effort to see better.


#11. Fisheye– The term ‘fisheye’ came from an American physicist/inventor Robert W. Wood in 1906.  He suggested that the lens, with its wide view and distortion, was what a fish would see under water. The name stuck. Initially meteorologists used the lens to study cloud formations. By the 1960s, both professional and amateur photographers began appreciating its unique artistic quality.

(Fisheye photo c.1971 of the prehistoric Stonehenge)

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