I took this photo during Open House Chicago inside the Ukrainian Catholic Church on the corner of Oakley and Chicago Ave. in Chicago's Ukrainian Village neighborhood. I'm directly under the chandelier focal point (if a place this ornate can have just one focal point), and since I'm using such a wide lens, you can see the tops of the walls to my left and right. It's quite a sight in there.
Photo Nerdery: A fisheye lens can be enigmatic to work with. Because of its 180° angle of view, everything appears interesting through the camera--because of its novelty, yet shots that wide can be the most difficult to compose with any visual dynamism. They come out looking flat. I did my best to make this one interesting by using parallel symmetry and a subject that looks impossible in the way the walls seem to extend from the ceiling. [Canon 1DsIII, Canon 15mm Fisheye, 1/160th, f/2.8, ISO 800]