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Chicago, Really?

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Chicago, Really?
Chicago, Really?
I've been fascinated by the tilt-shift lenses that can make only a part of an image in focus, and make it look toy-like. SO, I dug into Photoshop to try and reproduce the effect. This shot, taken up in the Hancock Tower in Chicago, seemed to be a good specimen to experiment on.

Canon 17-40mm, handheld.

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Usman M. Bajwa
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    It worked Paul. Wonderful tilt-shift conversion!

UB.


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12/10/2010 5:50:02 PM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Super well done!! Love it.


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12/10/2010 9:56:58 PM

 
Paul D.
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Thanks! Already I'm seeing things I would do different, but that's OK, I'll keep experimenting. This one was fun!


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12/10/2010 10:02:36 PM

 
Ruth Robbins
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That is really cool.


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12/13/2010 11:13:16 AM

 
Paul D.
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Thanks Ruth! I'm just wondering if the current control wall in the water in the upper left is distracting. It was THERE but I couldn't frame around it. I suppose I could have removed it in this particular image since it's a blatant digital edit, lol!


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12/15/2010 7:18:23 PM

 
Ruth Robbins
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I didn't notice it because my eye was drawn to the center as intended. It might be better without it, but you would have to change the water color too. I don't know.


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12/15/2010 8:05:08 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Good to see this again, Paul. CONGRATZ on the Silver Medal and good luck up next!

UB.


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1/18/2011 10:20:46 PM

 
Paul D.
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Thanks UB! I was a bit surprised it even got picked. Now I wish I spent a little more time doing the effect.

Us photogs are never satisfied... ;-D


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1/18/2011 11:24:36 PM

 
Ruth Robbins
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YAY! Hope it goes farther!


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1/19/2011 7:40:44 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Paul!


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1/19/2011 11:05:06 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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I can only imagine how proud you must be feeling right now. What wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna


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1/19/2011 4:45:07 PM

 
Paul D.
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Thanks folks! I really didn't expect to see this one get a Finalist. I was happy it gained an EP, lol!

Hey Ruth, I guess the current control wall in the water wasn't too distracting afterall...


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1/19/2011 7:52:53 PM

 
Ruth Robbins
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you could even say it adds balance and keeps the image from being too weghted to the lower right. :-D


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1/19/2011 8:46:12 PM

 
Joseph M. Muench
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Very cool...I like this one!
-Joe


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4/14/2011 8:18:51 AM

 
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