J.S. and S.W. Aber
The following examples were taken at Cheyenne Bottoms, a large wetland complex in central Kansas. These picture were acquired in early July, 2004 after a period of rain filled the marshes with shallow, muddy water. Compare the views taken with a standard lens to the fisheye views below. Four oblique fisheye pictures are sufficent to provide overlapping coverage around all points of the compass from a given vantage point.
|View toward west showing marsh and wet meadows with cattle grazing. City of Hoisington is located in far right background, and Blood Creek can be seen in left background.|
|View toward northeast. Deception Creek enters the marsh near scene center.|
|View toward east. Kite flyers are standing in lower right corner near vehicles. County road to right, and nature trail across center of scene.|
|View toward south. Kite flyers are standing near vehicles, scene center. Numerous cattle are grazing in meadow behind the road. Notice strong sun glint from water surface in mid-day summer.|
|View toward west. Differences in marsh water color reflect variations in sediment (mud) content. City of Hoisington is on the distant horizon.|
|View toward north. A large bed of dead cattail thatch dominates the center of this scene.|
|Near-vertical view with horizon visible in upper right corner. Strong sun glint highlights wave patterns on water surface.|
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Last update Nov. 2004.