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View From the Clock

I have two people to thank for this shot: Steve Beal and Chris Robins. If Steve hadn’t called me at 9:20AM to let me know that he and Chris had hooked us up with a behind the scenes tour of Grand Central, I wouldn’t have come home with a unique shot like this. Why is it so unique, you ask? Well, this was taken from the clock tower in GCT! There is a small section of the bottom of the clock that actually swings open allowing just enough room for a single person to stick their head and torso out. When it was my turn, I borrowed Steve’s fisheye and fired away.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon Fisheye EF 15mm f/2.8
BlackRapid RS-4 Camera Strap

Rich Williams - October 20, 2011 - 7:14 am

Man, that’s pretty sweet, Heath. Well done!

Svetlana - October 20, 2011 - 7:18 am

Cool pic! Nicely done!

Scott Wyden Kivowitz - October 20, 2011 - 7:37 am

Very unique capture dude. So much to see from a cool perspective.

Brian Furbush - October 20, 2011 - 7:38 am

Love this, awesome shot dude. Certainly is a fun spot to shoot.

Mike Olbinski - October 20, 2011 - 7:45 am

Wow, so cool!!!

Jesse Pafundi - October 20, 2011 - 7:51 am

LOVE the fisheye for this shot. Such a unique perspective.

Chris DeAngelis - October 20, 2011 - 7:53 am

Love the fish here Heath! I wish I had time (and permission to use a tripod) to shoot in GCT!

Scott Ackerman - October 20, 2011 - 7:57 am

Sweet! Love this shots man. Perfect for the fish. Did you pick that up or rent it for your trip? That lens is very high on my purchase list.

Chris Nitz - October 20, 2011 - 8:06 am

It looks like Neo just performed his superman trick and the Matrix has yet to recover. Fisheye distortion for the win!

Chris Frailey - October 20, 2011 - 8:30 am

Wow what a great opportunity. Looks like you made the most of it.

Edith Levy - October 20, 2011 - 8:54 am

Awesome shot Heath. Love the fisheye.

Scott Ackerman - October 20, 2011 - 8:57 am

Haha, My bad….should probably finish reading your whole post until I start asking questions.

Scott Wood - October 20, 2011 - 10:49 am

Love the distortion from the fish eye.

A.Barlow - October 20, 2011 - 11:29 am

Wow man, that’s a cool fish-eye view!

Chris Knoch - October 20, 2011 - 12:16 pm

Really impressive shot! Great detail and as you said – unique!

Curt Fleenor - October 20, 2011 - 1:15 pm

Insane shot! Now that’s making the most of the opportunity,!

Curt Fleenor - October 20, 2011 - 1:16 pm

Insane shot! Now that’s making the most of the opportunity!

James Howe - October 20, 2011 - 1:59 pm

Terrific shot! The fisheye is perfect. What’s the secret to getting such a great tour of the station?

Oliver Collinge - October 26, 2011 - 1:45 pm

Awesome, awesome shot!

Krista - December 31, 2011 - 4:51 am

This is so insanely cool!