I want a Tilt/Shift Lens. The T/S-E 24mm would do nicely. ;-) Donations gladly accepted.

Just mucking about with gradient masks and lens blur in PS to simulate a tilt/shift lens' selective focus abilities.

'twould have been better with something interesting on the roadway in the focal plane, but an interesting experiment all the same.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 18th October 2008, This photo: 5:53pm

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  • accesser said:
    Ahh a TS would be fun did you see that video where somebody had put a heap of shots from a TS lens into a video ? Nice post processing pretty spot
  • David de Groot said:
    The Sydney Harbour time-lapse one ? Yeah, neat stuff.
  • frednaut said:
    Thought about a "Lens Baby"? I've been considering getting one myself. (and no...I'm not calling you baby - you can relax lol).
    I've seen some amazing Photoshops - my efforts at replicating the effect seem to fall short.
  • David de Groot said:
    A bit too low-fi for what I had in mind. I'd like to play with a real T/S-E lens for portraiture, I've seen some really nice results.
  • picsbymac said:
    Once I have mine I'll happily contribute to your fund ; P
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Mel, I'll hold you to that ;-)
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Wow Dave, great shot, idea, love it.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kane. I think it has potential, as a technique. :)
  • ev4njt said:
    tilt shift would be really fun to have a play around with!! I love the miniature effects of it and it works well with this shot too dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, yeah, only problem is they're not cheap, and it's all manual focus.
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    It's fun playing about with the process and looking for good shots that it'd work best with. I'd still like to own a real lens, even though they're tricky to use according to my friend in Japan who has two of them.
    Alas, not many second-hand lenses come onto the eBay market.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I get the impression that it's easier to do it in PS ;-)
    I'd still like to play with and eventually master a real lens though.