1st Avenue Toy Cars

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This is a birds eye view shot, looking north up 1st Avenue in Manhattan. It was taken whilst riding the Roosevelt Island Tramway, and so I was able to capture the scene from high above the middle of the avenue. Once I was finished lightly applying a HDR touch to the image I exported it to Photoshop CS5 so that I could apply a tilt shift effect to the photograph. A very basic explanation for tilt shift is that is a style of photography that uses selective focus to place emphasis on a particular area of a photo, and is also commonly used to help create an image that can imitate a miniature scene. This effect can be created either with a camera lens, or as accomplished here in image processing. The areas for which the miniature effect was applied in this image are the trees, cars and taxis along 1st avenue. I then applied some light vignetting around the outside of the shot to place further emphasis on the avenue.

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  • Chris Frailey

    Digging this.

  • http://www.doephotog.com A.Barlow

    This is cool. It trips me out to think it’s really just a trick of the mind.

  • http://twitter.com/jstolarski Jon Stolarski

    Awesome!