Wednesday, August 23, 2006

nyc visit

since we are searching for a replacement to the waterlogged camera that remains a casualty of the ghost lab, here are some random pics from nyc.




8 comments:

danny said...

The black and white photo with the blurred background (and another photo I saw on your Flickr site) reminds me of this guy

Anonymous said...

nice pics.

is the circle focus photoshopped?

archaalto said...

danny hit it right on. it's a technique in photoshop called "tilt-shift", making the surrounding environment blurred, while the area of focus remains clear. As indicated in the link by danny, for aerial photos, it gives the illusion of the setting as a scaled model or faded photograph.
btw-the girl in the photograph was random, almost as if she knew i was taking a picture, so she posed, but it was just extremely good luck.

Anonymous said...

Dont start pulling ethically specious Adnan Hajj altered photo moves on us.

-Ansel Adams

danny said...

You can reproduce the tilt-shift technique in photoshop, but I believe the aerial photos were taken with a tilt-shift lens, which you can move around to basically throw off the alignment of the lens and camera, reducing the focus to just a small area.

If you have an SLR camera, you can make your own

archaalto said...

thanks for the tip ansel.

Anonymous said...

DIY TS lens?

made out of a 'plunger' that looks like an abused prop that came off the set of "Euro Lesbians Never Say No Volume 6?"

Stop blowing thick smoke up my arse and telling me that its only Adnan Hajj doing some illicit photoshop clone stamping work.

I will try the blurry lens trick with some KY or vaseline.

-Ansel Adams

Dara said...

love the woman who was oh-so-kind to pose. love the photoshopping that you've done with it, as well. good luck with the search for a new camera...