Fisheye Aspens - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Buffalo Fork Ridge, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Last Christmas, I got a fish-eye lens for my Fuji XT-1. Being a specialty lens, I hadn't used it much before my trip to the Tetons. Our group ended up on Buffalo Fork Ridge on our last day. For those of you you haven't been there, the ridge gives a great view of the valley with the Tetons as a backdrop. It also sits above this big wide stand of aspens. I overheard my new friend John McCaine mention that he was shooting with a wide-angle, and that reminded me that I should pull out the fish-eye.

After shooting a bit, I decided to go partially down the steep cliff to get some different compositions. Before I knew it, I was at the bottom of the cliff with a few others. We started to take shots of the aspens looking up, and that is when the fish-eye started to show what it could do. I took this shot standing up and did not try to fix the distortion. I really love how you can see the ground as well as the top of the trees.