Chicago, Really?

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Chicago, Really?

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 12/10/2010 5:50:02 PM

It worked Paul. Wonderful tilt-shift conversion!

UB. #1334491

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 12/10/2010 9:56:58 PM

Super well done!! Love it. #9092008

Paul D. 12/10/2010 10:02:36 PM

Thanks! Already I'm seeing things I would do different, but that's OK, I'll keep experimenting. This one was fun! #9092017

Ruth Robbins level-classic 12/13/2010 11:13:16 AM

That is really cool. #9096657

Paul D. 12/15/2010 7:18:23 PM

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! #9107719

Ruth Robbins level-classic 12/15/2010 8:05:08 PM

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. #9107828

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 1/18/2011 10:20:46 PM

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

UB. #9172331

Paul D. 1/18/2011 11:24:36 PM

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 #9172537

Ruth Robbins level-classic 1/19/2011 7:40:44 AM

YAY! Hope it goes farther! #9174875

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 1/19/2011 11:05:06 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Paul! #9175902

Merna L. Nobile 1/19/2011 4:45:07 PM

I can only imagine how proud you must be feeling right now. What wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9177295

Paul D. 1/19/2011 7:52:53 PM

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... #9178427

Ruth Robbins level-classic 1/19/2011 8:46:12 PM

you could even say it adds balance and keeps the image from being too weghted to the lower right. :-D #9178595

Joseph M. Muench level-classic 4/14/2011 8:18:51 AM

Very cool...I like this one!
-Joe #9350509

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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.

Uploaded on 12/10/2010 3:51:30 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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