A slice of Brisbane

Playing with the TS-E lens tonight to see how it works. This shot I wanted a slice of the photo in focus from foreground to background and everything else gradually more out of focus. Seems to have worked as planned.

View all photos taken: Friday, 8th April 2011, This photo: 6:10pm

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  • allan_niels3n said:
    Nice, and looks like you achieved what you set out to do. I like the oof bokeh on the edges.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice one mate... works well.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/allan_nielsen] I took some serious ones too, using just shift to correct for distortion. Also worked well. Could frame with the horizon in the centre to ensure straight buildings, then just shift up two degrees or so to put the horizon on the bottom third. Straight buildings AND a decent composition :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/kanegledhill] Indeed :)
  • mj_stevo said:
    Awesome capture, thats one of the best Tilt shift shots I've seen.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/flarecreative] First session I've used it. Need more practice to really get a good idea of what it can do.
  • JohnWrobPhoto said:
    Interesting effect David. Looks like a fun and challenging new "toy" ...
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpw_photography] Definitely a challenge. I suspect without Live View it'd be next to impossible to work out what you're doing just by looking through the viewfinder.
  • Hsin Tai Liu said:
    wow.. amazing..
  • greenplasticdave said:
    Interesting result :)
  • Xenedis said:
    It's got that fake tilt/shift look about it. ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/hsintailiu] Thanks!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/32491696@N00] Yeah it's nothing serious, just playing around.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/xenedis] hehehe
  • MikeSenior said:
    Nicely done David. I like it.
  • maSnap said:
    Ah ha that is awesome, a classic done differently. Wow really looks like you can push thing around with the tilt and shift. The blue lights look pretty cool out-of-focus.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikesenior] Thanks :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/samuelsharpe] Yeah there's a fair amount of movement available (less than the 24mm TS-E which does 8 degrees of tilt, as opposed to the 6.5 degrees of the 17, but given the wider field of view, I'm not surprised).
  • Maki_C30D said:
    awesome lens! keep up the good work, Dave! :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/maki_s_brown_eyes] Pretty nifty eh ?
  • shonkathan said:
    Wow, just discovered this. 17mm TS-E, dream team.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/21854798@N07] 'tis a lovely lens - amazingly sharp for an ultra wide. :)