Something Fishy at West Side Market, Cleveland Ohio
Anyone who knows me, knows I like to shoot with a fisheye lens, they are fun, give a whole new perspective on things and they really are just…… fun. I am lucky enough to own one of the coolest made for my Canon body, the 8-15mm, what a beast this lens is. These shots were at the Historic West Side Market in Ohio City, a suburb of Cleveland Ohio. Julie and I made a new tradition 2 years ago, we drive up to Cleveland and have a nice meal at the Great Lakes Brewery on New Years Eve Day, and top it off with a Market Visit and some photos. Last year (2012 New Years Eve) my 5D Mark III was pretty new and tried it out up there for one of my first outings, it was my best selling picture in 2013.
On January 30th 2013, not even a month after our visit a fire caused severe smoke damage when a meat booth caught fire. The result was the market was closed for several weeks for a massive cleanup. The cleanup resulted in a cleaner looking market, years worth of discoloring on the walls and ceiling were now bright again, some liked the new look, some missed the old feel. The shots below are new for this year with the fisheye.
This is such a fun place to shoot, cannot wait until next year. I will challenge myself with another lens to get a different perspective, maybe a long zoom for some candid work, or perhaps a macro lens? I guess I have plenty of time to decide that before my next New Years Eve Day excursion.
All the shots were 5-7 exposures hand held using the 8-15 L and the 5D Mark III, Photomatix and Lightroom.
Thanks for stopping!