An Expensive Toy


weikiat

New Member
Jan 14, 2010
131
1
0
#1



1. in what area is critique to be sought?

framing, exposure, color balance

2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
learning experience, to learn how to take photos of well-known landscapes with unique perspective

3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
Photo is taken from Singapore Flyer with a PnS on a downcast day, with post processing to increase contrast to give it a more "toy-like" color. Also post processed to add lens-blurring effect for abit of miniature faking.

4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I thought this gives a pretty unique view of the floating platform
 

Last edited:

Gabriel

Senior Member
Jun 3, 2002
808
0
16
EPS
Visit site
#2
Hahaha..I relly thought it was just a model of the floating platform...:thumbsup:
 

Sep 2, 2006
88
0
0
#3
It is nice but I wish the platform is in focus and not the street in the middle.
 

Jul 28, 2007
214
0
16
Kovan
#4
isn't this a model?

Haha. nice photo. colours are good. Framing no issue. but the DOF a little too thin in my opinion. would like the stairs to be more focus though :)
 

luna_sea83

Senior Member
Jul 17, 2005
1,297
0
36
East
#5
Looks abit out of focus for the focus area, but then nice toy you bought there ;)
 

Crappinni

New Member
Aug 31, 2007
179
0
0
Singapore
#6
assuming it is the real thing, it is not possible to get a DOF for such a distance. so i have to conclude it is a model. shoot me if i am wrong.
Yes you're wrong. Can use TS lenses to get that effect. Or PP it to fake the effect as well.. :thumbsup:
 

pokiemon

Senior Member
Mar 5, 2005
2,039
0
0
#7
but yes...it is a nice shot from the flyer. :)
 

heshanj

New Member
Aug 18, 2009
744
0
0
30
Ho Chi Minh City
pixelogist.me
#8
TS has stated he used post processing to increase the effect, and make it more toy-like..
very convincing, i think :D nice shot.. PNS, huh? nice
 

Photsee

New Member
Jan 13, 2010
18
0
0
#9
:thumbsup: Nice composition/framing of the photo. Really looks like modeling. :) Nice try
 

andeelym

New Member
Aug 27, 2009
215
0
0
#13
You really got me there, even though I know its real, but I still find that it looks like a architectural scale model.

Good job!
 

yc2005

New Member
May 14, 2009
698
0
0
#14
Nicely done, and i thought it was done with a tilt shift lens!
 

night86mare

Deregistered
Aug 25, 2006
25,541
0
0
www.pbase.com
#17
i am going to say that i do not like this picture.

tilt shift photography, imitation is fine. but if there is no composition, which i do not see here....... then it doesn't matter how nice your photoshoppery is, it still fails as a strong image.

the image is still cluttered. i have seen a thousand of these imitation TS images on flickr.... the effect fails to impress anymore.
 

hotwork77

New Member
Jun 21, 2009
1,353
0
0
1°19'37.70"N 103°47'39.19"E
#20
i am going to say that i do not like this picture.

tilt shift photography, imitation is fine. but if there is no composition, which i do not see here....... then it doesn't matter how nice your photoshoppery is, it still fails as a strong image.

the image is still cluttered. i have seen a thousand of these imitation TS images on flickr.... the effect fails to impress anymore.

Don't be a spoil sport. Give the man some credit for trying. He took the trouble to snap a picture so maybe give him some tips on how to get his composition right.

I agree with you but don't "punchek" his enthusiasm lah.
 

Top Bottom