Steve Wessing  

Green Eye by Steve Wessing

November 2020 - Green Eye

November 2020 - Steve Wessing


About the Image(s)

I took this with a Samsung Gear 360. I used the Gear 360 app to compose this image from the 360 image. Then I used the Samsung Gallery app to boost the color saturation, contrast, and sharpness.

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4 comments posted

Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Steve, I like the way that the lower half of the picture looks like something that would have been taken with an extreme wide-angle lens. As my gaze travels northward through the picture, it seems to morph into something that would have been taken with a fisheye lens with you lying on the woodland floor and looking upwards into the tree canopy. This presents an interesting visual disconnect which I quite like. Although you have boosted the colour saturation, I am drawn more to the natural colour palette of the original.   Posted: 11/14/2020 05:27:13
Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
The gear 360 uses two fisheye lenses to create a 360 degree (vr) image. The 360 image can be set to any angle, zoomed in or out, and more, Many people zoom out to create a 'tiny planet' image. This one is zoomed almost all the way in, showing most of the 360 as a 'surround'.   Posted: 11/14/2020 06:59:43
Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Steve, Many thanks for the clarification. The Samsung Gear 360 sounds like a good piece of kit.   Posted: 11/14/2020 07:08:26

Joan Field   Joan Field
If you look at it with your eyes had closed, you will see a giant emerald surrounded by gold. I am not familiar with the Samsung 360, but it sounds fascinating and a fun tool to play with. Talk about fisheye lenses. I see you turned the original upside down. Those leading lines are interesting. Because this is creative, maybe you might consider adding something in the middle of the sky such as a UFO or an eye so we have a prize after following the trees up into the sky.
But I like it as is, as well.   Posted: 11/25/2020 16:15:25