The night shot stands out.
I prefer the first two. The lighting in the second one is great. The first one actually lacks much fisheye feel since there is nothing in the field of view that seems curved more than normal.
D70Fan - Better!
Raven - #5 is the best for me. Love the comp and shadows. Nice work!
KGosden, I did a thought experiment in the mountains a long time ago (like three years) while pondering a fisheye lens at a similar location. I determined that in mountains, distortion of a fisheye lens is pretty much irrelevant compared to to the topography. However, only a fisheye or a panorama can capture the feel of the location. That picture was sort of a realization of that theory (I think I can do better eventually), but it took a long time for a good fisheye to come out at a size and price I found acceptable.
I did like the sense of laying in the grass i got from that first shot.
Typical tourist photo of a small section of the Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island. Two-shot pano courtesy of the free Canon Photostitch software I received with my A95 compact digi-cam about a decade ago. Taken with a Nikon D7000, but the easy-to-use software still works!
Loved Butchart Gardens the time I visited it was in Spring and the bulbs were all blooming in the quarry area. Back then I had a 'high end' VGA camera so not a lot of detail in the shots. It was a great scene to play with using some of the more painterly filters in Photoshop.