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  1. This is not up to your usual standard. Is there some special reason you would post this blurry strangely composed … snap?

    Ah I see, it’s an example of what not to do. The title is not on the main page.

  2. The camera I used has a mode called “miniature effect” that I was playing with. It seems to sharpen the middle and blur the margins, and it may add some color saturation. I happen to like this photo but I can see why other people might not.

  3. The technique is often called tilt shift, although that’s technically a misnomer.

    The idea is that by simulating a very shallow depth of focus, the picture looks like it was taken in macro mode of a very close (and very small) object.

    Combined with color saturation and time-lapse motion, the miniature effect can be quite striking.

  4. The technique is often called tilt shift, although that’s technically a misnomer.

    Ah thank you. I have a 4×5 view camera, I seldom use these days, and we are working the other side of the street. ;)

  5. I didn’t know it was called tilt shift. That strikes me as an intentionally ironic inversion of the meaning of the term. Real tilt shift would be used to make everything sharp. This is more a trompe l’oeil effect.

  6. I like the fuzziness and the warmth of the colors. It gives the photo a dreamy quality. I don’t spend much time on flickr anymore, but when I did I noticed that people tended to prefer perfect digital images that I sometimes found boring. They all looked alike, they all were very “literal” and the emphasis was on technical perfection over artistic whimsy. In my typically bossy opinion, of course….

    – Madhu

  7. I like this picture and was nearly certain it was a model, but something looked off. I think this technique with some motion in it would be interesting. I need to check my camera to see if it has that mode available. The video that Setbit provides is very striking. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Agree, it’s a cool video. If your camera doesn’t have this mode it should be easy to get the same effect with either conventional software or apps. Try googling around.

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