Title: Eye of the Forest

Capture Date/Time: October 30 2005 16:15
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Lens: Fisheye Converter
Focal Length: 7.9mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/4.2 - 1/117.2 sec
ISO: 100
Flash: No

Taken at the Morton Arboretum

15 commentsAdd yours

10.30.05/11:54 PM Karen said:

Whoa, how did you do this? Good one!

10.31.05/01:49 AM david jones said:

I knew you would get some mad pimpin blog pictures out of today

10.31.05/03:07 AM Ian said:

I am loving your fisheye shots. This is almost the perfect angle.

10.31.05/05:57 AM ana said:


10.31.05/06:21 AM Mary said:

This is great. Love the colours and use of fish eye lens. wish I could do it.

10.31.05/08:31 AM mr bill said:

It's the Blair Witch Project Redux. The only thing missing are those weird wooden hangings and the feeling that I've passed this tree one too many times. Love it!

10.31.05/10:26 AM photojunkie said:

Although it is quite apparent what this is, there are so many other ways to look at this image. I personally love how the trunks of the trees appear as black cracks in the circle. I see an eye, a planet, even a cross section of a tree trunk. Awesome.

10.31.05/12:15 PM MikesRightBrain said:

Great one, Archie. This reminds me of a retina or something. You should overlay this with your retinal shot from a few weeks ago....

10.31.05/03:54 PM Jasper said:

The retina-thought is pretty cool! Have you tried flattening it a bit to make it look more like an eye?

11.01.05/04:06 PM payam said:

awesome image (and great title too!)
i've always wanted to take a photo like this

11.01.05/08:33 PM JoDi said:

wow... I really thought it was the trunk of a tree with some sort of moss or reflections on it. incredible...

11.05.05/06:57 PM tamara said:

it reminds me of a planet. arch i'll bet you could make a photograph of a combination of fisheye sphere's and make it look like our solar system. this picture could be planet earth.

11.06.05/06:58 AM Irene said:

Stunning photo and very good use of the fisheye-lens! Love it.

11.07.05/05:59 AM Iced Coffee said:

This looks so like an eye its unreal! Fantastic effect.

12.16.05/08:18 PM archie said:

great use of the fish eye lens!!!!