Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tilt Shift

I've been playing around yesterday with some tools that allow you to 'fake' the look and feel of a Tilt shift lens.

Lately the ability to change perspective with these lenses is frequently used to make real scenes look like toys or dioramas.

I ran through my library and tested it on a few random snapshots and this is the best I could come up with:

Mind you it was never taken with the idea of doing this sort of manipulation, so it's safe to say that it could be better if I were thinking ahead :-)

PS: I need to upload a higher res version to see the effect at it's best. Check back soon.
PPS: Swapped the image for a larger, better quality version

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Antwerp Skyline

I find the boatwreck on the left a nice touch on an otherwise fairly boring skyline. The decay of an old port...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


A trip on the river gave me a different view on the city. I took a ton of shots, like this one and the one I posted earlier. The different perspective was a lot of fun.

I'll have to get back to this shot in the future and straighten the horizon, I didn't really notice until I saw it in this thumbnail. (Note to self: always do a squint-test).
It's also a bit dark, so there's plenty of work on this one...

Monday, July 27, 2009

Iron Giants

This one definitely still needs some work. For starters, the waterline is curved. I'd also like to make the cranes stand out more from the buildings in the background. The sky looks ok, but could maybe benefit from a bit more 'drama'.

What do you think can - or needs to - be done to improve this shot?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Pink Ladies

Taken with my D90 and the Nikon 50mm 1.8 @ f2.8


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

More Rusty...

Same rules as below... you want it in high-res, leave a comment.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A bit rusty

I shot this last week while walking up to a friends' office. Sometimes everything can be a fun subject for photography.

I cut it to the 16:10 aspect ratio to fit my screen and presto: instant cool wallpaper. 

This version is a bit small (actually it should be perfect for an iPod Touch or iPhone wallpaper), but if you leave a comment this wallpaper can be yours for free!

Just give me the resolution you want (must be 16:10 ratio) and why you like it, and I'll email you.