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.
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.