Sleeping With The Fishes

(hey, don’t ask me…how YouTube doesn’t have this scene in English, I have no idea.)

While shooting the Sons of Ireland Polar Bear Plunge on January 1, I took the opportunity to rent a Tokina Fisheye 10-17 F3.5-4.5 DX lens. I thought it could give me some interesting images for the situation and location I’d be in.


I had never shot with a fisheye lens before. I’ve tried to simulate the effect using Photoshop, but now that I’ve shot with a true fisheye, I see it’s just not the same.

It’s very much a special purpose lens which, at my camera shop, is running about $600. I can’t really see spending that type of cabbage on a lens like this since I just wouldn’t use it enough. But it was fun, and sturdy. And I think it help me produce some interesting images, like this one…


And this one….


And this one, which I really enjoy:

And no…I didn’t mean sleeping with THESE fishes…..


© Mark V. Krajnak 2009 | JerseyStyle Photography | All rights Reserved
Unless otherwise noted, images captured with a Canon 20D, SanDisk digital film, finished with PS2 and Nik Software

5 thoughts on “Sleeping With The Fishes

  1. Thanks all, for the comments.

    David…yes, all three were shot in Asbury Park. Madame Marie may be the most famous fortune teller of all time, imortalized in Born To Run. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2008.

    The Casino is part of Asbury’s history, a grand old building that saw it’s heyday in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.

    And the B&W is an shot from inside Convention Hall, near the stage area. Talk about musical history – Bruce, Southside Johnny, The Doors and numerous others have played Convention Hall.

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