random glimpses of brazil as seen through a fisheye lens.
in this case, lens choice was not an option – more on this below.
rather early on a longish trip in and through brazil i had most of my camera gear stolen out of a youth hostel. all i had left was the camera body that was hanging around my neck – a nikon fe2 – and the lens that was fitted on it at the time, a trusty old manual focus russian made zenitar 16mm f/2.8.
my budget did not allow me to consider replacing the three lenses i’d had stolen, so fisheye it was all the way.
all the way means overland from rio de janeiro, slowly up an interminable coast and through scores of cities and towns. to the port city of belem. onto a boat in a hammock for three days to santaren. then onto another boat all the way into the heart of brazil: manaus. boat hopping in this fashion, it is possible to sail all the way up and into the andes. indeed, several people do.
i tried – not easy! – to keep this post short as fisheye images tend to bore soon.
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