Here is a list of things to do during a hurricane:
- Listen to CBC (almost as exciting as something on CNN… no not really) CHECK
- Run around outside in the rain CHECK
- Work on front deck as the wind howls CHECK
- Do donuts on lawn tractor and drive through puddles in the downpour CHECK
- Climb up on roof, clean gutters, have ladder get blown down, look in window helplessly looking for someone to put the ladder back up, scramble down nearby tree branch CHECK
- Run hand in hand with your love down to the river in the pouring rain, getting soaked and giggling like school girls CHECK
- Start cleaning out your attic and laying down insulation for winder CHECK
Tilt shift photos are very cool things, I’ve yet to make one of my own but here is an example. Basically you take a photo, apply blurring to it so it looks more like a miniature.
“Tilt-shift photography” refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene. Sometimes the term is used when the shallow depth of field is simulated with digital postprocessing; the name may derive from the tilt-shift lens normally required when the effect is produced optically.
“Tilt-shift” actually encompasses two different types of movements: rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, called shift. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part of an image that appears sharp; it makes use of the Scheimpflug principle. Shift is used to adjust the position of the subject in the image area without moving the camera back; this is often helpful in avoiding the convergence of parallel lines, as when photographing tall buildings.
Gonna try and work on some of my own examples later this week I think!