Laura and Jaylin stand in front of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in a photo from our Florida trip last summer.
Each year, we give some of our family members a calendar as a Christmas present. This was one of the photos featured in this year’s calendar. I had passed over the photo several times, but it jumped out at me when I was looking for calendar photos. And that was fortunate, because the photo turned out even better than I expected.
To get all of the Dolphin in the frame at such a close range, a fisheye lens is really necessary, and that is what I used here. The lens did distort some of the lines, causing some of the building towers to look curved, but personally I don’t mind a little bit of distortion if it gets more of what I want in the frame.
About the shot:
A single RAW exposure, processed in Adobe Lightroom. Read more about the photo software and gear I use at the camera gear page.
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Rokinon 8mm