Sunset Street - canon 20d w/18-55mm

2005-02-20: Sunset Street.

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  • Walker

    One of my favorite things about really large format cameras is how it can appear to miniaturize a scene. I'm assuming this was photoshop, but it still comes across the same way. However, I wonder if the lens flare would be soft if it were taken with something like an 8x10. My guess is it would be sharp no matter what, but I'm not really sure.

    2005-02-20

  • istvan

    This reminds me of the photos of Miklos Gaal:
    http://taik.homeip.net/artists/popups/portfolio.lasso?ID=K00006

    I very much like these kind of pictures. How do you get this DOF? Did you any postprocessing in photoshop to this or is it straight from the camera?

    Either way it is a very nice picture.

    (I said this on your page already, but this looks like a toy scenery ;) )

    2005-02-20

  • Miles

    Thanks. This is, of coruse, photoshopped to look like something taken by a 'view camera', something I'd love to be able to play with. The direct inspiration for this particular shot was the light in this http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0408/miller01.html by Greg Miller, but there are a few photographers like Gall out there doing some amazing 'toy' scenes.

    Walker, you're right, I imagine the lens flare would be sharp.

    2005-02-20

  • Jessyel Ty Gonzalez

    This is great! It kind of looks like a plastic toy town or something. Reminds me a lot of this shot: http://www.kazsh.com/cc/archives/000067.html

    2005-02-20

  • laanba

    That is really cool. They do look like little toy cars that you arranged then photographed. Love it.

    2005-02-20

  • zerosun

    wow, this is awesome. i've never seen this particular technique done. i really thought this was a model playset or something at first. very cool.

    2005-02-20

  • Carlo Ferroni

    Wowee! What a fab shot, beautiful!

    2005-02-20

  • Raffi

    Very cool shot, it does look like a toy town until you see the TTC bus ;)

    2005-02-20

  • frisky?

    damn. i wish i could do that. thats awesome miles!

    2005-02-20

  • Sakana

    Amazing shot... it's like toys !
    I will try to do this !

    Very nice ! Good work !

    S.

    2005-02-20

  • Smoove D

    Jarring.

    2005-02-20

  • jyoseph

    Great shot miles, this totally rocks!

    2005-02-20

  • nathan

    that really is awesome miles!!!!!!!

    2005-02-20

  • Jordan

    Miles, this is really clever stuff. It's amazing what tricks we can play on our eyes.

    2005-02-20

  • potty

    hi miles, this shot seriously kicks some ass! nice lighting even with the sun facing towards you.

    2005-02-20

  • Ted Forbes

    Great stuff Miles - I really like this...

    2005-02-20

  • Walker

    Miles, you really should look into getting a cheap 4x5. I bought a body on ebay for something around $100, and I think the 210mm/f5.6 lens was similar in price if not less. I have no doubt you'd do some amazing stuff with it.

    2005-02-20

  • miles

    yeah I should, I have a list of things I need and a 4x5 is on it, but before I get anymore film stuff I have to get a decent scanner!

    2005-02-20

  • Marcus

    Excellent! More toy scenery. :)

    It's cool to see that it can be achieved with Photoshop, makes it easier to shoot than tilt/shift or homemade lens.

    2005-02-20

  • leova (↑)

    perfect shot - perfect done!!!
    love it! ~thanks

    2005-02-20

  • John Washington

    What can I say, this is awesome, I want to do something like this, brilliant
    thanks

    2005-02-21

  • henning

    Iím amazed! This is fcking cool! Is it only because of the shallow DoF that we see it as toy cars? And this is something you did in PS and not a large format camera? Please explain?! Thanks!

    2005-02-21

  • Dave

    Wow, the light here is incredible. So glad I found your site -- will definitely come back.

    2005-02-21

  • stef & rollo

    Miles, this is absolutely delightful! :-)

    2005-02-21

  • digitalExpress

    Excellent they definately look like toy cars and bus.

    2005-02-21

  • riff

    Amazing.. it's hard not to believe that these are toys.

    2005-02-21

  • Kathleen

    Miles - WOW! Fantastico!

    2005-02-21

  • Jim

    Interesting stuff, I actually hadn't seen this effect used before. Great work!

    2005-02-21

  • BigA

    Shazam! That is a great shot!

    2005-02-21

  • Alec Long

    I'm amazed by the implied scale of this. I'd love to know how you did it. Excellent, excellent image!

    2005-02-21

  • zac

    this is friggin' amazing!

    2005-02-21

  • dimitri

    thats awesome! it looks really cool! great shot.

    2005-02-21

  • pierre

    incredible

    2005-02-21

  • Mydepiction

    Not sure how you did it but this is an incredible shot. Also thanks for the sharing the link to Greg Miller's work ... :) ...not too sure if I can take his kind of shots but I still feel inspired to take more picture :)

    2005-02-21

  • Cindy

    This is actually pretty cool. Nice job.

    2005-02-21

  • dv

    wow, you had me fooled. i though, "what an elaborate miniature." =)

    2005-02-21

  • cliff

    Really, really awesome.

    2005-02-21

  • Jordan

    Miles, you could always rent a view-camera from Vistek for a weekend to see if it fits your style. Loading and processing can be a real pain though. I think you can get a Fuji 6x8 camera that has movements. That may be a more interesting option.

    2005-02-21

  • Nancy

    this is crazy, it looks like toys. Very cool

    2005-02-21

  • chiaroscuro

    Wow, you got this effect in PS? This is so awesome!! I'm dying to try it myself.

    2005-02-21

  • matt

    Looks like my Matchbox cars from when I was a kid. Fun experiment!

    2005-02-21

  • Zishaan

    Lovely shot Miles. Loved it. And thanks for the link to Greg Miller ... thoroughly enjoyed his work.

    2005-02-22

  • john

    wild... makes me wish I had some TS-E lenses.

    2005-02-23

  • Amber

    Wow! They look like little toy cars!

    2005-02-23

  • mica

    It seems to be the world of a toy. Your photograph is really Fantastic. I want to watch such a photograph more a lot.

    2005-02-24

  • Hame

    love it! I'm a big fan of the PS DoF styles... I did a bit of that myself today after being reinspired by your bus shot... http://www.hame.ca/blog/archives/000056.html

    Love your photos!

    2005-02-24

  • Jan

    Don't know how you made the cars look like toys, but it works!

    2005-02-25

  • mica

    Hello,miles.
    I was affected by you and tried to make a photograph of a town such as a toy.[ http://blog4.fc2.com/micca/blog-entry-35.html ] However, I was not able to do it so well. It have been difficult.
    After all your photograph is wonderful.
    I think to try it again.

    2005-02-25

  • jonne

    Nice shot. I like what you've done, but you know I'm a tilt-junkie :)

    2005-02-25

  • Carrie

    Wow! Now this is sweet. I immediately got the urge to reach into the photo and pick up the bus.

    2005-03-01

  • Peace

    cool shot! i thought they were toy cars. hehe :)

    2005-03-04

  • Aesop

    I can't wait to have a go at this.

    2005-03-31

  • Ted

    How did you this? This is amazing!

    2005-04-01