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Close to the palace of justice there's a metal bridge running towards an elevator, there is a little platform in front of the elevator which gives a nice view over Brussels.

The shot

Put my tripod as close to the glass a possible, with one leg over the railing, look closely and you can see the tripod leg and the railing as well as my shadow. Pointed a bit down to get the nice rounded horizon so it looks like we are living on a ball, oh we are?-)

Standard 3 exposures [-2,0,+2 EV] in RAW/ISO100 at f/13 on a tripod using the Sigma 10mm fisheye.


Tonemapped using the detail enhancer.


° A very tiny curves.
° A dash of extra overal saturation.
° A bit more blue saturation and less lightness.
° Some dodging to emphasize the glass reflections in the sky so that they really look like that.
° An unsharp mask (200/2.1/20).


All comments, criticism and tips for improvements are ( as always ) welcome.


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  1. Jaydee Pan (Stopped for a while) 80 months ago | reply

    amazing Shot!
    amazing perspective! great shot sir erroba!

  2. AW | Photography 80 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Best Of HDR, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. j@son. 80 months ago | reply

    Man I love fisheye images :D
    Great stuff mate :D

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  4. alemdag 80 months ago | reply

    great perspective my dear friend

  5. 80 months ago | reply

    I want a fisheye too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love that view Erlend :-)

    Have a wonderful Sunday!!

  6. Al Brando 80 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called I Wanna Be There!! (INVITED PICTURES ONLY) Post 1, Award 5, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    I saw this special image on
    point of view

    point of view

  7. M.Rathmann (CLOSED) 80 months ago | reply

    LOL. Loved your commentary about the shot. Excellent cityscape view. Looks brilliant with the fisheye take.

  8. Minster68 80 months ago | reply

    Great shot, great perspective..

  9. :: Artie | Photography :: 80 months ago | reply

    very nice topview erlend! i too have been searching for views like this in adelaide but of coz better not show you how tiny our buildings/catherdrals can be from the helicopter view haha!

  10. Nina Pearman [deleted] 80 months ago | reply

    Serious vertigo looking at this, really intense falling feeling, spooky but very cool...

  11. Jerimias Quadil 80 months ago | reply

    LOL!! WOW mate I need to get myself one of those fish eye glass mate!! This is good mate!

  12. ssabin 80 months ago | reply

    Perspective with fish eye is fantastic!

  13. Joanot 80 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Special Touch ADMIN INVITE only / Post1/ Award3, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  14. HaffiЯ [deleted] 80 months ago | reply

    This is too cool.

  15. filam61 80 months ago | reply

    Excellent vantage point, and as always, impeccable HDR treatment!

  16. indianponygal 80 months ago | reply

    Your fisheyes rock major!

  17. Darrell Neo 80 months ago | reply

    Arrr... You are getting better and better with your fisheye!

  18. bogdog Dan 80 months ago | reply

    awesome wide angle and hdr - you have an impressive photostream, I am so happy to have stumbled upon it - very good work!

  19. ant_sk 61 months ago | reply

    briliant shot

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