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Tilt-shift catwalk

Tilt-shift catwalk
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I stayed home today feeling off kilter and generally crap-tastic. I'm vaguely glad I did when I don't feel guilty.

I have been fairly productive at least. Dishes, a bit more laundry, exercise, photographic experimentation - evidence apparent - and lots and lots of The West Wing. Golly gee, I hearts this show. Yeah, and giant piles of sleep. Got out of bed around 11 which was sorely needed. I even checked in at work and it's dead today.

So, this photo I'm playing with "tilt-shift" effects. Tilt shift is mostly seen in medium format when you literally tilt the lens on the end of the bellows to bend the focal plane. It creates a really neat model-like effect in the photo and looks really neat on aerial photography. You can also do this with a lensbaby for SLRs too and produces a very similar effect.

I, however, don't own a Lensbaby and can't actually use the 1st and 2nd generation; I believe based on how it is described and not experience, mind. The 3rd has a locking mechanism so you can take a hand off it to, say, trigger the shutter. I think I'd like to play around with one at some point.

However, I DO have Photoshop and am quite good with it. You can mimic the tilt-shift effect in Photoshop of course and draw out select details to make it even cooler stuff. You can, for example, make every thing look insanely plastic and very fake when it it actually real. I think I like the above photo with the tilt-shift effect in place.

Go here for a similar shot without the tilt-shift

And I was meme tagged:

    List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
    Tag seven people to do the same.

  1. I can't relax in chaotic space, like in a room I own that desperately needs vacuuming.
  2. I hate using telephones because I might not sound organized and researched.
  3. I forget to put out knives when setting a table because I can't use them.
  4. I sleep naked because, if I don't, I will inevitable wake with my pants wrapped around my head.
  5. I prefer doing chores when no one is around or I can't relax; otherwise I feel like I'm being judged or you're too lazy to help.
  6. I have to define a space as home for something otherwise it is clutter.
  7. It wasn't until I started photography that I could allow things to be asymmetrical and not look out of place.

There. Seven items, many of which will convince everyone I have OCD.
Tagging: ralinad, jackshoegazer, jinxedkisses, blackdreams, assfingers, rianwyn, and kaylithin

Lastly... I may have bought a used copy of White Wolf's Adventure! game.

Current Location: Couch of slack.
Current Mood: good good
Current Music: The West Wing season 4

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rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: February 11th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I got tagged?!?! Really?!!!?

I don't -ever- get tagged, and I just figured it was a holdover from picking teams for kickball at recess in 3rd grade.

This is wicked awesome.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 11th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
I figured you would actually do said meme. Go, propagate social virii.
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: February 11th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought it was because I was, like, really popular?

*flips hair*
abmann From: abmann Date: February 11th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
That kind of popular propagates viruses of a different sort.

Edited at 2008-02-11 09:09 pm (UTC)
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: February 11th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, that to, of course.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: February 11th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Damn you, I wanted to stay in today.

Somehow, I think the chances of seeing assfingers fill that out is one in assfingers probability.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 12th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I can hope....
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 11th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
This one time I went to sleep with pants wrapped around my head and yadda yadda yadda the hobo was dead in the morning.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 12th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn hobos.
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abmann From: abmann Date: February 12th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
It makes me choke.

Edited at 2008-02-12 01:19 am (UTC)
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 12th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I made your mom choke.
jinxedkisses From: jinxedkisses Date: February 12th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC) (Link)
1. I totally caught this from my mom. I thought she was silly when I was a kid and now I can't relax if I know there are dishes.
4. Womens pants are usually too short for them to fit right and they feel like I out grew my pjs... and they end up around my head.
6. I call the place where things go their "home" or "where they live". Like "I don't want this to live there.: or "can this go to its home" another cleaning thing I got from my mom.
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