This was my other shot submitted for the BAPC assignment of "AMERICANA". Interestingly enough this was what I considered to be my "A" shot for the night, but it turned out to be the lowest scoring photo of the night. Meanwhile "The Pie Lady", see previous post, was the highest scoring. Judges didn't like the effect, which started as and in-camera Olympus "art filter" and went on from there. I guess what I liked the most about it is that it's exactly what I intended the shot to be from the time I took it. An over-the-top representation of an over-the-top event, hence the early selection of the fish eye lens.
I work in the industrial distribution sector as a salesman for a master distributor of valves and fittings in Houston, TX. I am a member of the Bay Area Photo Club which meets at the Art Alliance Center at Clear Lake in Clear Lake Texas on Tuesday nights. I shoot with an Olympus E-3 and my favorite lens in my Zuiko 12-60.