When I was going through my pictures for my Year in Review entry, I came across some tilt shift pictures that I had taken in London this past January and never posted. I love this stuff – how everything looks tiny and perfect. It makes me happy – and since we’re supposed to be in the middle of the most depressing time of the year, I thought I’d share. If you want to see more, here’s my tilt shift shots of Edinburgh.
Now, I don’t have a tilt-shift lens and use a processing software to achieve the effect. If you’re interested in doing this to some of your pictures, I do find it helps to think about it when you’re taking the shot. Shots taken from above work best. And it’s good to have points of interest you’re wanting to highlight. Normally I don’t do any sort of processing on my photos – preferring to share straight-out-of-camera photos. I think photos should be honest and I really dislike all those pictures where people look perfect, their eyes are some unnatural shade of piercing blue, and the colors aren’t anything you would find in nature. But I make an exception for this because I find it so entirely whimsical and dreamy.