Canadian Fisheye Smile // Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Toronto Beach, Canada

{ Nikon D80 } – { 10.5 mm fisheye } – { f/10 } – { 1/400s exposure } – { ISO 100 }

One of my favorite parts of owning a fisheye lens is playing around with the way it distorts the curves of a scene.

Straight lines become semi-circles and horizons turn into smiles.

This particular shot was taken in Canada on the Toronto Beach during a vacation with my wife Carrie.

I love how the curve of the fisheye lens, along with the windows and door of the lifeguard hut, makes the photograph look like a smiling face. Well, at least to me…

Four years ago, I purchased both a Nikon 70-300mm zoom lens and a 10.5mm fisheye lens.

The idea was to try them both out and return one. I chose the zoom, but my wife, Carrie, told me that I had to keep the fisheye too.

In the time since, it’s become my favorite lens. Thanks, Carrie!

Here’s the High Resolution Photograph

Do you see the smile in this building?
Do you see the smile in this building?
  • Irina from TripsThatWork

    I love fish eye and always wanted to have one!.. Can’t figure out what TO beach this is. Was it on the islands?

    • Greg Goodman

      Thanks Irina! If you’ve always wanted one, what better day than today to start having fun with one :) As for the beach, it was in The Beachs area of Toronto. Just came across it while wandering around near the friend’s house that I was staying in.