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stephenscott 6 8 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2009 10:53PM
great work...

steve...

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Take-a-View 12 293 5 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2009 10:57PM
Interesting effect. Just wonder if cropping the sky out would add more to the effect and pull the eye into the main focus more.
riprap007 11 1.6k 37 England
13 Oct 2009 10:59PM
At last, a use for the linked articles!
it's always a good one the tilt shift toy look, and I find it very difficult to tell which are the PS ones and which the real mccoy these days too...
TeresaH 11 1.1k United Kingdom
13 Oct 2009 11:08PM
I thought it was toy town!
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
13 Oct 2009 11:12PM
Thanks so far

Quote:Interesting effect. Just wonder if cropping the sky out would add more to the effect and pull the eye into the main focus more.

Good suggestion
13 Oct 2009 11:24PM
At first, opening the image from thumb, I thought ahah, new member.. then the image centralised itself and focused and I thought, lensbaby, and then........ no....... someone has actually dialed all the right numbers in perfect combination into the camera and, well... now it's a wow... inch perfect, down a very well defined and chunky tube of definition.... likes it....likes it alotish...

helen
fauxtography 11 6.6k 36
13 Oct 2009 11:42PM
Do it in camera Wink
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
13 Oct 2009 11:49PM
Thanks Helen Smile

Quote:Do it in camera

I'm sure many users can't justify the luxury of a tilt shift lens Mark. I try to inspire people to do things that doesn't cost the earth.
fauxtography 11 6.6k 36
13 Oct 2009 11:52PM
That's why i buy gear like that used Smile

A luxury? I depends on what you want to do with it I guess, for some it may be, but for others it is important to have a lens that just does what it does.

I'm not being antagonistic, and my original post was a tad toungue in cheek, but calling it a "luxury" is being a bit disingenuous, and overall i think your tone was a bit out of order. I traded in a couple of rarely used lenses to get it, that were themselves cheaper items, but given their actual amount of use they were far more like luxury items.
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
14 Oct 2009 12:17AM
Sorry not intended...it's the way you read it. I saw you added a wink and know what you meant.

I was not having a pop at you I just wanted to add that in camera it cannot be done cheaply...and I originally used the words "cannot afford a shift lens" and changed before adding the comment - maybe people can afford but find it a luxury.

Oh the beauty of the written word Wink
croberts 11 2.2k 8 Ireland
14 Oct 2009 12:25AM
Photoshop probably costs as much as a used Tilt and Shift lens.....
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
14 Oct 2009 12:32AM

Quote:Photoshop probably costs as much as a used Tilt and Shift lens.....

True, but Gimp is free
riprap007 11 1.6k 37 England
14 Oct 2009 12:35AM
wish you could get a tilt and shift lens with the same sort of student discount that you can get for PS!
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
14 Oct 2009 3:48AM
great work Pete, thanks for the links
Dennis
C_Daniels 11 399 10 England
14 Oct 2009 6:34AM
where was this taken Pete....? Saw a tutorial in a mag recently so might give it a go, looks fun...
andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
14 Oct 2009 7:13AM
Hi Pete

An interesting effect, which I have seen before, nicely executed with an effective result.

Andy
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
14 Oct 2009 7:55AM

Quote:Where was this taken Pete

Hamburg, but any city would provide this sort of subject, as long as you can find a high vantage point.
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
14 Oct 2009 8:14AM
I prefer the cropped version Pete but the original gives a better feeling of the vastness of the image.I think it's just that band of light sky that spoils V1...using the scroll bar it does look better without it as has been mentioned,there's another,not quite so harsh,crop in there somewhere.
Thanks for the tutorial..maybe I could create a 'shroom world Wink
Mynett 7 142 6 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 8:47AM
very clever work, I particularly like the crop of v2 which imo works best.

Linda
C_Daniels 11 399 10 England
14 Oct 2009 11:07AM
just having a second look and agree about version 2 being the better. The blurring effect kind of dominates in version 1 which is not really the main interest within the image...?
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
14 Oct 2009 12:36PM

Quote:Thanks for the tutorial..maybe I could create a 'shroom world

Absolutely...and you'd be the first...make sure the shroom is a smaller part of the scene and you're looking down at an angle to it rather than head on. Should work well
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 9:17PM
Mmmm small is beautiful Wink
V2 does have the better impact
Phil_Restan 10 280 9 Scotland
18 Oct 2009 9:55AM
Prefer V2, there just seems to be too much blur in V1, but great effect which I would have thought had been don in camera.


Quote:Photoshop probably costs as much as a used Tilt and Shift lens


Not sure a tilt and shift does layers as well as PS Smile

Phil
21 Oct 2009 4:36PM
I really like this effect and will have to have a go at it thanks pete.
Paul Morgan Plus
15 18.0k 6 England
25 Oct 2009 8:44PM
Not bad Pete.

Of course you could take this a step further.

Mount the camera on a tripod, take a a few hundred shots. set up an action in Photoshop, processing all the images at once, the combine them into an animation.

There`s a nifty little free progam on the net called JPGVideo, google it. Fast and effective, simply tell it how many frames you want per second and it does the rest.

Can`t help feeling the greens of the tree`s could do with a little more processing for that toy town feel.
MickS 11 23 14 England
30 Oct 2009 11:07PM
Watcha Pete,
love it, excellent bit of work, looks similar to the effects of lens movements on LF cameras.
best
Mick
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2009 12:31PM
Great work and #2 is particularly effective with the model feel.
Tim
DiegoDesigns 10 117 6 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2010 7:23PM
I prefer the second version, probably because it's scope is more restricted and thus 'believable'.

Dave

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