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Tilting Off In Every Direction

I mentioned a few days ago that I did not allow myself to use either the tilt or shift features of my new lens for the first 30-40 minutes of shooting.  Then I made myself use the important but less enticing shift feature, whose effects are necessary but often not discernable unless you point them out.  Finally I allowed myself to play with the tilt feature.  This is the second shot on which I used it.   The first shot made more sense, although the building itself that I was shooting is kind of boring.  Then I turned around, I think in the same spot, and focused on the Lever House, which is growing on me.

And I have to admit, my tilt-shift composition thought process went like this: “What happens if I tilt it to the left?  Oooh.  What if I tilt it to the right?  Aaaah.  Does any of this make sense with the rest of the image’s composition?  Who cares!  It’s tilt-shift!!!  Woohoo!!”

So, I pledge to attempt to use more judgment in the future, and I even have shots from this same outing I am more proud of, but I’m putting this out there because I had fun taking it, and I think it turned out OK, despite my lack of control when setting it up.

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  • ScottOctober 14, 2010 - 8:57 am

    Great job on with the Tilt!!!ReplyCancel

  • Heath O'FeeOctober 14, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Nice work, Mark! I’ve got a rental of the Canon 17mm tilt/shift coming this week, and I guarantee I’ll be doing the exact same thing! Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Mike OlbinskiOctober 14, 2010 - 11:59 am


  • TimoOctober 15, 2010 - 6:23 am

    Very nice – like it!ReplyCancel

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