Last summer we spent a week in Amsterdam. Now, I had my hands mostly full with taking care of Jr but managed to take some photos when he was off catching some z’s in the pram. The two photos below was taken from Nemo, which is a great science center and a place that I wish I had had more time to visit. The effect that I tried creating in the photos is called tilt shift and is what makes the scenes look like small miniatures. You can do this by using a special lense or, in my case, doing the blurring later on in Photoshop. It would be cool to try the prior out but, alas, my wallet won’t let me.
Here’s another picture for the new category called Miniatures. This one was actually shot from the air and shows a small part of the area that belongs to the military. I do hope they won’t send me to jail for revealing this to the general public;)
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Today we take a look at a new category here on Gatsten. A while ago I saw a cool picture while browsing some photo page and decided that was something I wanted to try out. I tried to google it and finally learned something about it. In order to get the desired effect a new lens, called a tilt shift, was however needed. That made me give up on that project but yesterday I found a new page that actually recommended using a normal lens and creating the effect in Photoshop later on. That started up some activity over here and after some trial and error I think I got the basics of it:)
So what’s so special about it? Well, as you hopefully can see, the lower and upper part of the picture gets a rather heavy lens blur rendering thus creating the effect of a miniature world. I think the technique is rather cool and you’ll be seeing some old favorites of mine being re-touched in this category. I hope you approve:)
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