For me at least, faffing about with the iPhone’s TiltShift Generator app never fails to fascinate, and although the results can be more than a little mixed, the better ones undoubtedly offer a different take on a topic — such as, for example, the fairly recently featured Kyotei boat racing stadium, photos of which, when fiddled about with for a few minutes, look really rather fetching.
Other contests can take on a slightly different feel too. Like the daily effort to beat other drivers.
Or simply others’ drives.
Plus there is also the sad sight of homeless ‘homes’ by the river.
And finally, the considerably more calming find of fishermen perched around a pond.
As always, some of these pictures have been previously posted at Tokyotimes’s Posterous, where all my iPhone photos, whether tilt-shift or otherwise, are posted.
The first race ones have a really unusual feel to them. They almost look like pictures of models. Love them.
Thanks Matt! I enjoy playing about with these, so I’m glad you like them.
I agree with Matt. I had to look twice to make sure they were real. Great job and keep it up!
Cheers Lori! Happy to hear you like them.
That’s exactly what I was going to say! lol They look like pictures of models. It’s really kind of disorienting. I like ’em, though. 🙂
You kidding? I love that app, I use it every time I’m in a tall building or bridge, or even in a soccer stadium. Your pics are great, the locations are perfect. Keep up the good work.
Thanks! That’s exactly what I’m like, anywhere relatively high up and I immediately think of getting a tilt-shift image.
Tore Sinding Bekkedal says
Oh, no! Please, not the “fake tilt-shift” effect! You have been taking so many absolutely great photos for so long, and now you use the fake tilt-shift effect? If you were in Norway I’d be begging for you to borrow my Sinar Norma for a while so you wouldn’t have to use the fake tilt-shift effect.
(OK, I’ve got a thing against that effect. Especially when combined with eye-stabbing ultra-high saturation and contrast, and taken on a cellphone. A shame, too: The traffic one would actually have been a cool picture with a real tilt-shift effect.)
Unfortunately I don’t have the money, or at least a big enough need, to buy a proper tilt-shift lens, but I’d love to give one a go. Any chance of you visiting Tokyo in the near future and giving me a loan of your Sinar Norma?!
I love the sight and there are lots of great photos. I think the tilt shift lens is kind of over played these days.