Just so you know, I'm an idiot. The kind of idiot who pays for a year's membership of a site and then doesn't touch it for nearly a fortnight.
Anyway, this is something of a departure for me. Not only am I actually posting something but it's been edited much more than is usual for me. I've been interested in the tilt-shift effect for a while, especially after seeing Vincent Laforet's tilt-shift sports photography (Google for his website; the sports stuff is under Index->Sports->Play Magazine; there are some more under Index->Featured Work->CN Portfolio-Commuters). Alas, the lenses are crazy-expensive and manual-focus only, which is no good for me on the 400d's tiny viewfinder: I can't tell the difference between in focus and way off.
So, here's my first attempt at faking it with Paintshop Pro. Or, at least, the first attempt I'm willing to show in public. The large version displays the effect much better than the smaller one. Comments would be greatly appreciated and I've posted the unedited version, in case anyone thinks they can do better and has the time to show me what it's supposed to look like.
Taken in San Francisco, on a little walk at dusk, after Thanksgiving dinner.
Thursday, 27th November, 2008
50mm, f/3.2, 1/8s, ISO-400
Landscape and travel
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