‘Tis the season to go shopping! What better way to go shopping than to visit out local shopping malls and be thrilled and entertained by the many decorations and fun activities put up by the management of these malls. I have always been curious by the theme selected by these malls, especially during the Christmas season. As usual, they have never failed to impress me year after year, with their creativity, intelligence and budget.
This year, the 2 shopping malls that impressed me the most are 1 Utama and Pavilion KL. Countless hours have been put into their planning and execution that one can spent hours just to admire their themed decorations and to snap some pictures with your kids.
As for me, this year at least, I am attempting to document all these beautiful decorations with my circular fisheye lens. Technically, a circular fisheye lens could capture 180˚ view of a scene with a very decent depth of field. In most cases, I stepped up the f-stop to get an acceptable DOF.
Why a circular fisheye lens, you may asked? Well, first it will enable me to captured the “big picture” when one could see the whole theme in just one picture, instead of multiple pictures. Sometimes the whole story got lost when viewed in multiple slides. But with one “big picture” view, one could understand the whole theme with just one glance. Secondly, the radical view of the fisheye lens will usually attract attention to the subject of the picture, therefore used as a tool to draw in more eyeballs by photographers. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words – so I will leave you with the pictures as captured with my circular fisheye lens and stop talking!