For years now my copy of Photoshop Elements has been living a idle and forgotten existence on my Mac ( I usually work only with Aperture3). A cold and rainy day today inspired me to try out some new techniques. In this example I used a picture from Downtown Vancouver, taken from the observation deck at the harbor center, looking north towards Stanley Park
By adding some selective gausian blur I was able to create a toy city view usually only gained by using a tilt shift objective.
As requested by Andrew, I have added the original file to the WS for comparison
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npecanhuk (64458) 2014-03-02 10:19
Interesting and attractive effect on some part of Vancouver!
Colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition also pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your Sunday,
ACL1978 (7467) 2014-03-02 13:01
Hello Daniel - a nice little experiment with a tilt-shift stand-in here, and Vancouver is reduced in your frame to a tiny model. Would be interesting too see the original without the blur, perhaps as a WS as well?
Thanks for the look!
macjake (55698) 2014-03-02 13:18
i know that church well, been in it and walked passed it dozens of times.
never seen it from this 'BLUR' before!
awesome effect, now i want to try the same!
love this pov too, awesome views of the city.
i like how the church is focused.
excellent work! Cheers
bona (12486) 2014-03-02 18:20
great work in postedition. Love how you transform the cityscape in a toy city. There are lens and cameras that made this kind of effect without needing of photoshop and your work is terrific.
abmdsudi (42768) 2014-03-03 6:30
Worth trying the new technique with the blurrr!!! Quite a view with so much in there and that's a mighty impressive shooting point, and some pretty impressive buildings pollution too. It is reassuring to see just how much direct sunlight is getting through. Excellent perspective and exposure, Well done shot, Congrats
P/s: My only crit is the sky colour doesn't look natural with greenish tinge
Silvio1953 (120880) 2014-03-03 9:32
Ciao Daniel, great perspective on fantastic city with superb skyscrapers, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
claudeD (32191) 2014-03-24 3:38
very fine example of this special technic "toy view". Very good choice of pov and fine colors. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mcmtanyel (12587) 2014-04-13 20:59
Yes, I had read about how to turn ordinary scenes onto miniatures somewhere and I remember it involving an intentional blur. In fact some cameras and postprocessing packages have miniature filters. You have applied this technique quite well, congratulations.
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (8213)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-02 9:51