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The famous Ohio State University stadium, The Shoe. Taken using a screw-on fish eye and 18-55mm. With the focal length at 18mm, an entire spherical view is achieved.
One bonus point for uniqueness. However I see several issues. There's a lot of chromatic aberration. Even so, this feels slightly less sharp than could be achieved with this fisheye lens. Sometimes these issues can be cleared up by stopping down the aperture a bit. The clouds and the sunset are clipped. You could have done a bit of HDR or, if you didn't already, shoot in raw and recover some of the highlights and shadows. I'd like to see a bit of lightening and punching up of the color and texture of the stadium itself. Finally, the image feels slightly un-level. Perhaps its because you're not perfectly centered.
BTW, I live about a half mile from this place.