Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I discovered this lovely landscape while surfing Flickr on the terms "tilt-shift" and "Italy" this morning. What a wonderful tilt-shift fake! I love tilt-shifted images, but also have to "fake" mine in post-processing at present, as I do not own a real tilt-shift lens. I'm not ready to drop that kind of bacon on new gear. Yet! For now, the closest I get to the real deal are images captured with my Lensbaby Composer, which I love, but isn't truly a tilt-shift tool.

As the real lenses are big-ticket items, it's good to know that for a mere $10 you can build a real tilt-shift lens on the cheap. No, really. You can! Allow Photojojo to show you how.

Your comments on this image are welcome, and encouraged! And a question for the photographer - Cormac Phelan - if s/he is so inclined: Is there anything special about this moment, day, trip, or place beyond what you've shared on Flickr that you'd like to add or comment on here? Along with other vivaca visitors, I would love to know more!

Location: Graniti, (Sicily) Italy ★
Photo courtesy of Cormac Phelan


  1. I haven't heard about this style until recently. I think it is very interesting.
    This is a nice example.

    Have you heard about this type of photo being used as a headline photo in a Dutch newspaper? The photographer used this style to photograph a Dutch military member's casket being taken from a cargo plane. Using this style, the soldiers carrying the casket and the plane looked like toys. The photo ran above an anti-war article and caused a lot of drama.

  2. Thanks for the post, much appreciated!

    I don't have a whole lot more to add....other than the fact that rural Sicily can be utterly dismal in the rain!!


  3. No, I haven't heard about or seen this photo you're talking about. Sounds really interesting. I'd like to see it. I just tried Google-ing various combinations of terms to find it, but it's not popping up.

  4. Well, at least the rain afforded you this pretty picture, Cormac! So the clouds over Sicily did, in the end, have something of a silver lining for you ;)

    Gorgeous photo. Glad you posted it on Flickr and that I managed to find it. A real gem.



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