By Jack Berglund
On April 26, 711, Tariq ibn Ziyad and his army invaded Gibraltar and famously ordered his men to ‘burn the boats’ so there would be no thought of retreat their minds. This feet was repeated by Cortez many centuries later in South America and no doubt by other commanders throughout history. This somewhat extreme form of motivation seems to have had the desired affect in both cases with the respective armies triumphing.
And so it was this weekend when I headed out armed with nothing but a 10.5mm Nikon fish eye lens. I didn’t set fire to my more usual collection of lenses (I simply left them at home) but the affect was similar. I had no choice but to keep snapping with the fish eye even when I wished I had something more conventional to hand. Read more