Photojournalists are always looking for a new way to photograph a familiar star like Michael Phelps. I think most fisheye lens photos are cliches that are more about the lens than the content of the picture. I am intrigued by this one because it looks so much like a globe, and seems to suggest someting about Phelps' place in the swimming universe. What do you think?
Michael Phelps of the U.S. competes in the heats of the men's 400m individual medley swimming competition at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 9, 2008. Picture taken with a fisheye lens underwater.