Another of my occasional fake tilt/shift images. This is Estes Park, Colorado, a bustling little resort town at the foot of the Rockies. The town is at an altitude of 8,000ft and the moutains in the distance rise above 14,000ft, so still have deep snow cover even in late June.
I'm not sure this is quite as effective as the other two fake tilt-shifts I've uploaded ( here
), possibly because the road sloping up to the camera makes the viewer feel more a part of the scene and possibly because the range of sharp focus is rather large and doesn't include any large objects that look obviously like models. In any case, I'm rather pleased with the shot and I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on it.
I discovered two fun facts while writing this: Estes Park contains the hotel that inspired Stephen King's The Shining
and the road in the photograph is, appropriately but immodestly, named Wonderview Avenue. (Well, OK, not entirely appropriately, since an Avenue is supposed to be lined by trees. But you know what I mean.)
All comments and criticism welcome.
Friday, 19th June, 2009.
40mm, f/5.6, 1/1600s, ISO-400.
(Yes, the ISO is too high. The drive up to Estes Park goes through a dark-ish canyon and I'd had to push up the ISO to get fast enough shutter speeds on that road. Looks like I forgot to turn it back down.)
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