Westminster fountain at sunset

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What is the name of the effect used in this photo and how do you apply it to a photo?

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As you can see, the nearest servers (which look like cupboards) are somewhat distorted. That is the effect I want to know of.

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This effect is called fisheye effect

You can either get this effect by using a fisheye lens or using photoshop. Try googling fisheye effect photoshop. I found there great tutorials there.

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To add to that: The effect is most 'natural' on wide-angle photos taken with 15mm and wider lenses. –  uncovery Dec 18 '12 at 6:53
    
You can also find more here photo.stackexchange.com/tags/fisheye/info and also on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisheye_lens –  Rob Dec 18 '12 at 9:06

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