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Discussion in 'Image Quest' started by Jules, Dec 18, 2013.
Kodak Retina by julie | anne, on Flickr
This office window faces a large internal atrium with a huge skylight. The plant is working its way through the blinds to the light. I'm just standing in the corridor a few feet away, which is why these blinds are never open.
Ernie - Fastest Milkman in the West
Mahakala (mask) is a Dharmapala "protector of dharma" ie "cosmic law and order"
The front of Granny's watch, with the mend that was probably made before I was born. It's a trick of the light that makes the bird look like it has a stone set in its eye.
Granny's Watch, Front by rubyj29, on Flickr
Angry Orchard is the name of a brewer of hard apple cider from America's 'heartland', aka Cincinnati, Ohio, whose cider bottles feature beautiul and inventive artwork. But I was looking at the bottles from a slightly different point of view.......from directly above.
Angry Orchard by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr
This guy is waiting to be deployed into action on Christmas morning...
IMGP0042-1.jpg by theoldsmithy, on Flickr
Nice photo! Good cider! They serve it several places around here (N. Central Illinois). How did you get width of field like that? Tilt-shift?
The visual effect is a combination of two things - first is the extreme wide angle FOV/field-of-view - on my little Lumix LX7 it actually can zoom out to the equivalent of a 24mm lens, which is definitely on the wide side. So looking down on these bottles, it gives a slighty exaggerated and much wider-than-normal feeling. The second is using an in-camera 'creative filter' effect (Panasonic's answer to Olympus's in-camera 'Art Filters') - in this case, Panasonic calls it a 'Miniature' effect, but basically what it does is to defocus peripheral areas while keeping the main focus point quite sharp - which creates a diorama-like effect. (In fact, Olympus calls their similar filter a 'Diorama'.) I've gotten to be quite fond of it, especially with some wide angle lenses.