Challenge 139 - It's all there in black and white
Meadowlark

Chalenge 140 - In Motion
John



Challenge 141 - Artistic
TimmyG

Challenge 142 - Smoking!
John
It is currently Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:51 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 5:37 pm 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:25 pm
Posts: 1342
Location: Leeds, UK
Camera: Canon 550D (Rebel T2i)
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55 F3.5-5.6 (Kit Lens),Canon EF-S 55-250 F4-5.6
Favorite Type: Wildlife, Portrait, Street
OK to edit my images: Yes
I've been playing around with emulating the tilt-shift lens effect in photoshop. By applying lens blur to the image, tweaking the vibrance and contrast you can give the impression that the subject matter is in miniature. I've seen some pretty cool examples of the effect around the interweb and these are my efforts:

Image
Temple of Kukulkan by timmygstyle, on Flickr

Image
From the Campanile di San Marco by timmygstyle, on Flickr

Image
Tulum by timmygstyle, on Flickr

_________________
flickr

"If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it"
----- Willy Wonka


Last edited by TimmyG on Wed May 18, 2011 6:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 6:25 pm 
Offline
The Scout
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 31, 2006 7:58 pm
Posts: 7083
Location: Vancouver Wa/Portland Or
Camera: Canon XT, Canon 60D
Lens: Canon 17-85, Sigma 105, Canon 50 1.8, lens baby, Canon f4 70-200 L
Favorite Type: I try all kinds of things, Family and macro heavy dash of landscape
Inspiration: My Dad got me started years ago when he bought my first 35mm pentax.
OK to edit my images: No
I really like the final image of the couple on the beach, that one as some depth to it that makes the technique work for me. I have created one of two of these they are quite fun to play with.

_________________
Image
http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a331/scotthadl/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 7:38 pm 
Offline
Gold Member
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:15 pm
Posts: 570
Location: Chicagoland
Camera: Pentax K100D Super
Lens: Tamron 90mm Macro, Pentax 50mm f/1.4, Sigma 70-300
Favorite Type: Macro, Near Infrared, Studio, Unusual
Inspiration: Undersanding the true nature of our experience
OK to edit my images: Yes
ScottHadl wrote:
I really like the final image of the couple on the beach, that one as some depth to it that makes the technique work for me. I have created one of two of these they are quite fun to play with.

So, not knowing anything at all about this or having even heard of it before, I guess the idea would be, for example in the third image, that this could be sort of a "macro" that Thunder might take and these two people therefore must be almost microbe size?

First clearly disclosing my ignornace of this area, as things stand, this is something I just "don't get." That is definitely not to say there is anything wrong with it, just that as someone without prior knowledge, my reaction is one of confusion; I'm not sure what, exactly, I'm supposed to perceive or recognize. Nothing looks particularly small in scale to me, I just see some focus issues.

I'll look into this area on-line and it is quite possible that after I learn more about it, I will be able to see what you are seeing here; a new "gestalt".

_________________
And God said, Let there be Lighght!
lux et veritas
Everything is Evanescent!
Currently reading The Science of Liberty by Timmy Ferris


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 7:43 am 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:25 pm
Posts: 1342
Location: Leeds, UK
Camera: Canon 550D (Rebel T2i)
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55 F3.5-5.6 (Kit Lens),Canon EF-S 55-250 F4-5.6
Favorite Type: Wildlife, Portrait, Street
OK to edit my images: Yes
chicagojohn wrote:
I'm not sure what, exactly, I'm supposed to perceive or recognize. Nothing looks particularly small in scale to me, I just see some focus issues.


Ah probably my first attempts at this were probably not the best way to introduce you to this technique. I think others have probably used this to greater effect, including our own Frank. I found this thread through searching for "tilt-shift" after making my post:

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=16942&hilit=tilt+shift

There are some other good examples around the world wide internets:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11 ... otography/

And I particular like the effect used with Timelapse photography:

http://keithloutit.com/

I'm working on my own faux tilt-shift timelapse but it's taking days to process the whole sequence! Maybe i should have scaled the jpgs down from 18mps to begin with!

_________________
flickr

"If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it"
----- Willy Wonka


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 12:33 pm 
Offline
Lefty
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:22 pm
Posts: 1808
Location: New Jersey
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: 14-24, 35-70, 70-200, 80-200, 80-400, 50, 105macro
OK to edit my images: Yes
These are pretty cool! You did a great job with these esp with #1 and 3. Thanks for explaining how to get this effect.

_________________
http://www.joncardenasphotography.IFP3.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 1:22 pm 
Offline
New to Lightcafe.net
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 09, 2011 12:06 pm
Posts: 3
Camera: Sony Alpha 200
Lens: f1.7 50mm, 75 - 300mm, 18 - 80mm, 35 - 70mm
Favorite Type: Portraits, Sports
Inspiration: From a very young age I always liked taking photos of anything and everything
OK to edit my images: Yes
Cool first effort! I agree that 1 and 3 work the best, 2 doesnt have much in top proportion of the image to blur so the effect kind of gets lost in that one. I am going to give this a go now.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 1:57 pm 
Offline
Platinum Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:25 pm
Posts: 1342
Location: Leeds, UK
Camera: Canon 550D (Rebel T2i)
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55 F3.5-5.6 (Kit Lens),Canon EF-S 55-250 F4-5.6
Favorite Type: Wildlife, Portrait, Street
OK to edit my images: Yes
Yeah been thinking about that second one. With this one I had to reduce the lens blur quite a bit so that I didn't catch the top of the church (it looked a bit strange with the lower half of the church in focus, and the steeple blurred), but this also reduces the effect.

I think if I revisit this one, i might be able to try an alternate selection technique or perhaps paste the top of the church back in as another layer after blurring the background. Not sure how that would look though.

Thanks for looking and the feedback guys.

_________________
flickr

"If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it"
----- Willy Wonka


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 2:20 pm 
Offline
Gold Member

Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:33 pm
Posts: 923
Location: Northen Indiana / SW Florida
Camera: DSLR: D700, D300 Compact: S95, SD870IS
Lens: Nikkor
Favorite Type: Mostly things that don't move or look back at me
Inspiration: Why I got started is a long story. Why I keep going is having nice places like this to share my stuff and learn and improve.
OK to edit my images: Yes
These are fun. I think #3 works best because a) the more 'looking down' POV and b) more blur front and back. There is dedicated software out there to do this, but I never quite understood why because it can be done very effectively by simple selective blur blending, as you have demonstrated here.

_________________
-Greg

I welcome all critique, and appreciate and value your time and comments greatly.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group