Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Little Pick-Me-Up

This is my first attempt at a "tilt-shift" effect where you try to make an ordinary photo look like it's a photo of a model or miniature. The shallow depth-of-field tricks the eye into thinking that you are actually looking at something very small. Let me know if you're buying it! You may want to click this one for a larger view.


Blogger Pod said...

i like to look at tilt shift images (and would like to try doing some myself), but i wonder if they might become a bit gimmicky? some are great....this one included of course! how'd you do it?

8/28/2007 9:07 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

works for me :)

8/29/2007 12:16 AM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

It worked when I enlarged the picture. Interesting treatment.

8/29/2007 2:33 AM  
Blogger Blue Wave 707 said...

Cool effect ... the truck almost looks like a Hot Wheel.

8/29/2007 3:31 AM  
Anonymous Keffy said...

Dooooooode, since when did you put a train set with scenery in your basement? You're not even retired! And you're so obsessed with it that you're even taking photos of it! You can't fool me!

8/29/2007 11:11 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

very cool! works for me!

8/29/2007 11:21 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I have been updating my photoblog page and I hope you dont mind but I would like to add you as a link.

8/29/2007 3:44 PM  
Blogger J. David Zacko-Smith said...

How cool is that? GREAT photo...

8/29/2007 5:15 PM  
Blogger Chad Oneil said...

It's amazing that it really does trick the mind, even when you tell us ahead of time that we're being tricked.

Yeah, I'm buying it.

8/29/2007 10:14 PM  
Blogger Chad Oneil said...

...Thanks for linking up, bro. I appreciate it.

8/29/2007 10:31 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

It totally worked for me!

8/29/2007 10:35 PM  
Blogger Ace said...

It works really well. I'll have to try it in some wedding photography.

Also, just to let you know that as part of BlogDay 2007 tomorrow (www.blogday.org) I am featuring this blog as one of my five choice in an article on www.ovimagazine.com.

8/30/2007 7:37 AM  
Blogger Ben Reynolds said...

Totally convinced. Great Job dude!
Brother Ben

8/30/2007 1:12 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

I sure like it! :)

8/30/2007 7:04 PM  
Blogger KMF said...

nice work

9/03/2007 1:31 PM  
Blogger JAM said...

That's cool. Very well done and way different from other's I've seen.

9/07/2007 3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i bought it! way to go jojo
uncle cousin

9/09/2007 3:55 PM  
Blogger David said...

You tricked me! really cool effect.

9/14/2007 9:43 PM  
Blogger Fibo said...

Hey thanks for your comment on my blog, it's nice to know someone is actually looking at it. I feel like I'm talking to empty space usually.

I totally bought this pic, it looks like a tiny toy car on a lily pad actually, with the dark bit as a patch of water. Maybe that's just me though..

9/16/2007 11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it do the job? yep.

Kinda looks like it was (or could be) done via software. Is this true? (Gaussin blur)


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