Friday, December 31, 2010

A Tilt-Shift Lens Makes The World A More Beautiful Place

I got a new camera for Christmas and one of its awesome features is a "miniature" program setting which simulates a tilt-shift lens. The effect explained by Wiki:

"Blurring parts of the photo simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered in making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is; the blurring can be done either optically when the photograph is taken, or by digital post-processing. Many faked-miniature photographs are taken from a high angle to simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature."

So, the most successful shots were vast landscapes or taken from some height, but really everything turned out adorable.

A look at the effect and how it affects your sweet brain:

From musty ladie's bathroom... adorable gnome's cottage I want to make my home!

p.s. All shots taken at breathtaking Multnomah Falls in Oregon, except
-my parents' living room
-submarine outside the OMSI taken on a rare cloudy day on the Willamette River in downtown Portland
-gnome cottage restroom near the Rose Test Gardens in Portland (How cool is that name?)