Last week, while photographing the orchids at the Bronx Botanical Gardens with my DSLR, I had back-tracked for about 30 minutes taking photos with my iPhone using the fish-eye lens. I had completely forgotten about these images until today when I was demonstrating the iPhone lens kit to a neighbor and saw the photos stored on the phone. Downloading them onto my computer brought back the memories I had while taking these images.
Looking through the fish-eye these soft pretty plants and flowers took on a new persona, aside from the globe terrarium look, their distortions appeared almost menacing. There were a few that seemed to be rearing up into my face, challenging, staring me down. One stuck its yellow tongue out at me as another dropped its jaw and laughed. A beautiful purple speckled orchid appeared to have a sharp tiny beak! Large thick vines under the conservancy dome lashed out over my head like arms trying to grab me, while a lotus blossom, dainty and pink climbed out of the water towards my feet.
Amazing the things my mind and this lens can conjure up, ay? My neighbor was blown away.