As well as being tremendously photogenic in a traditional sense, Tokyo also tends to lend itself very nicely to the toy-like tilt-shift technique. The trouble is, the lenses needed for such looks are ludicrously priced to say the least; however, somewhat fortunately a practically free iPhone app produces photos with fairly passable tilt-shift effects — and at the same time diverts some attention away from the camera’s many deficiencies.
A feature I’ve been playing about with for quite some time on my Twitter page, including this temple.
But it now seems time to tackle a train.
And also the track.
Great……. model examples of what the tilt shift can do.
James, that’s arguably worse than one of my puns. Although I did, ahem, toy with the idea of mentioning models….
Haha, I wasn’t going to come up with a pun, but James has me thinking. Anyway. great photos.
Damn, just awesome stuff! Much better than the ones I took!
Btw Lee, what kind of Camera do you use?
Don’t know about that Mike, the recent tetrapod one of yours in particular is a cracker.
I use a Nikon D300. A lot of the time with the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 attached to it.
Wonderful! Good processing ^_^
Great effects, you must have had some training. Sorry….
The Uniqlo clothing company screen saver has some video clips of Japanese scenes in this style.
(The screen saver is at the bottom of the page, in the centre).
(Uniqlo is a Japanese clothing company)