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post by RescueMe1060   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1200 on 10/29/2012 10:58 PM >

Posted by Vectored Approach


A little light rooftop fun tonight.



okay for some reason when I see this photo I think of the movie beetle-juice where Baldwin had his miniature model of the town upstairs in the attic, the trees and cars look like little models...




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post by Vectored Approach   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1201 on 10/30/2012 1:48 AM >

http://tiltshiftmaker.com/

Try it on some of your rooftop pics.


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post by FastEddy   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1202 on 10/30/2012 2:42 AM >

Posted by rescueme1060
okay for some reason when I see this photo I think of the movie beetle-juice where Baldwin had his miniature model of the town upstairs in the attic, the trees and cars look like little models...


It's because the foreground and the background are both out of focus, which is pretty much impossible to do from a distance, so it looks like a macro shot.

It is very pronounced and very badass.

Maybe Alice will shine a light onto this mystery. I'm guessing post-processing.


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post by dtewsacrificial   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1203 on 10/30/2012 3:31 AM >

Posted by FastEddy


It's because the foreground and the background are both out of focus, which is pretty much impossible to do from a distance, so it looks like a macro shot.

It is very pronounced and very badass.

Maybe Alice will shine a light onto this mystery. I'm guessing post-processing.


(Long post, as any technical discussion tends to be... especially mine.)


It's called tilt-shift photography, specifically the tilt aspect in this example. Traditionally, it was done optically (obviously, with film) with a specialized tilt-shift lens or with a large-format view camera that can move the lens relative to the film plane. It was often used in product and architectural photography where you can tilt the plane-of-focus so that an entire surface that is tilted relative to the film plane can be all in focus. You're not really increasing the depth-of-field (DoF), but you are tilting it so it encompasses the tilted surface in front of you.

Cue a fast-forward to recent...

People have discovered that the tilt effect can be basically completely screwed-with (compared to its original intent of getting everything in focus) by instead getting everything in focus (by tilting the DoF to encompass the tilted surface) but a narrow slice in focus (by tilting the DoF to sharply intersect the tilted surface). The real tilt-shift lenses that do this are very expensive and specialized tools, so a third-party lensmaker called Lensbaby are building what are termed "toy" lenses that can do this effect, but are not held to very high optical standards as "real" lenses are.

Cue a fast-forward to today...

Mirrorless cameras, by virtue of having a very short flange distance (much shorter than dSLRs, because there doesn't need to be space for a flapping mirror between the mount and the sensor), can often be adapted to use lenses for popular dSLR mounts with the use of an adapter, which makes up the distance between the lens and the body that would be required. People have also figured out that this distance that needs to be filled-up, in addition to the fact that most of the adapted legacy lenses have a light circle that cover the bigger 35mm format (which would be required if you're going to tilt and shift that light circle around to achieve your desired effect)... they figured out that you can make a tilt or shift (I haven't seen one that does both yet) adapter to fit between the lens and the mirrorless camera and get the tilt (or shift) effect cheaply. Personally, I'm waiting for a shift adapter for Contax-Yashica lenses for my NEX, as I have a good collection of those lenses lying around, and a couple of Zeiss'.

It needs to be noted that both tilt and shift effects can now be digitally-faked these days. The shift effect can be easily done in Photoshop/Lightroom as some variation of the transform effect, which I sometimes use to fix convergence that I don't want. The only cost is that of ultimate resolution on the end being stretched, which is not really noticeable unless you're shifting hard (I never do this) and printing large. You can't see it in web resolutions. I don't know if the tilt effect can be faked in Photoshop/Lightroom specifically (as I never do this), but I'm sure it is doable in software. It's basically a blur gradient on top and on bottom. My camera has an internal "fake miniature" mode that does this (but I never use it). The cost is that in certain shots, the faking is more obvious. Say there is a large object that normally would stretch some part of the frame. In real tilt photography, the focal plane is changed, but it still should get most (if not all) of that object in focus, as its distance from you is still mostly the same. But in digitally-faked tilt photography, the blur gradient is applied across the frame, and it can't tell that this object (which stretched across a good part of the frame) should not be blurred as it stretches toward the ends.

I'd say VA's shot is digitally-faked tilt photography based on the look of the trees on the left side. Treetop vs. tree trunk.

Edit: Nevermind, VA told us exactly how he did this.

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post by RescueMe1060   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1204 on 10/30/2012 4:22 AM >

Posted by dtewsacrificial


Edit: Nevermind, VA told us exactly how he did this.




+1

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post by decrepitude   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1205 on 10/30/2012 4:18 PM >








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Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1206 on 10/30/2012 11:33 PM >

Nice pics folks! I should have something new to put up soon.

Having lived for a couple years in Chicago, I'm not a stranger to the cold. It was 26*F today for the first several hours at work. You just layer your clothing accordingly and do your work. No big deal.

Got to go out to Chicago for a day and a half this last weekend, met up with some of our peeps out there, got to do some exploring =) Good times!

Stay sexy, you fancy western cunts.


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post by Alice   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1207 on 10/31/2012 4:10 PM >

Had some fun with the GoPro while on the river. I am really starting to love that little thing!




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post by boosted302   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1208 on 10/31/2012 4:51 PM >

Posted by Alice
Had some fun with the GoPro while on the river. I am really starting to love that little thing!

http://farm9.stati...1_cbedc15d09_c.jpg


Looks like an 8-71 on top of a big block Chevy. NICE! Love me some boosted V8s


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post by ghettokumquats   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1209 on 10/31/2012 5:59 PM >



Now with tilt shift...it's like magic!




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post by siper   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1210 on 11/1/2012 2:15 AM >



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post by ghettokumquats   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1211 on 11/1/2012 7:17 AM >

That's some beautiful bokeh Siper, love the DOF.


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post by siper   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1212 on 11/1/2012 4:37 PM >

Posted by ileikgeorge
That's some beautiful bokeh Siper, love the DOF.


Thanks, dude! It's amazing what a Nifty 50 can do.


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post by decrepitude   |  | 
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<Reply # 1213 on 11/1/2012 7:00 PM >








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post by decrepitude   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1214 on 11/1/2012 7:01 PM >

Posted by siper
Thanks, dude! It's amazing what a Nifty 50 can do.


What the hell happened to your picture siper? That was a nice photo.






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post by siper   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1215 on 11/1/2012 7:48 PM >

Posted by decrepitude


What the hell happened to your picture siper? That was a nice photo.






??? What do you mean?


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post by decrepitude   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1216 on 11/1/2012 8:25 PM >

Posted by siper
??? What do you mean?


The picture with the hanging hooks in the warehouse....is now gone. I dont think its the lingering effects of the haloween brownie I ate. Also UER spellcheck doesn't let me spell "haloween" correctly. Odd.






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post by dtewsacrificial   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1217 on 11/1/2012 8:55 PM >

Posted by siper
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8044/8143414102_4f5067f581_z.jpg


I've been doing the photojournalistic "f/8 and don't be late" for a little too long now, and you've managed to convince me to go back to the bokeh and the creaminess. Nice job.


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post by decrepitude   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1218 on 11/1/2012 9:58 PM >

Posted by dtewsacrificial


Well looky there.






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post by siper   |  | 
Re: Pacific Southwest photo a day.
<Reply # 1219 on 11/1/2012 10:05 PM >

Posted by dtewsacrificial


I've been doing the photojournalistic "f/8 and don't be late" for a little too long now, and you've managed to convince me to go back to the bokeh and the creaminess. Nice job.


Thanks, buddy! I love me some bokeh
Th pic still shows up for me??
Fucking Flickr.
http://www.flickr....102/in/photostream


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