Thanks, Kevin! As for defishing – I actually didn't do *any* defishing. I found that when you take care to hold the camera level (on the horizontal plane), the fisheye doesn't distort at all or at least only very little. I just load the photos into Lightroom and I don't even set the lens profile, I just checked to make sure. But I learned the hard way that tilting the camera forward or backward, or not holding it completely level with the horizon, will give me images that are really hard to correct in post. Sometimes I want that special effect and I use it during composition. But for the most part, I just enable the digital indicators for how level the camera is (it's shown on the screen on the back of the camera) and then I make sure that everything lines up before I press the shutter button
Awesome photos, thanks for sharing! And the writing participates to really create a story out of the pictures, and makes them shine even more.
One (maybe silly) question: how do you deal with sea waves in panorama shots? The last picture, for example. Or it's a crop from a single frame?