American in Spain

Focusing Your Attention

January 12, 2010
Bishops and Pawns (crop)

by erikrasmussen, on Flickr")After my recent splash back into the tilt-shifting pool, my Photoshop muse has been working on ways to focus a photograph viewer's attention to a particular part of the photograph using, well, focus. While what follows are technically fake tilt-shift effects, the aim in choosing the photographs and choosing the focal depth of each image was not only to make the subjects look miniature, but to draw your attention. All the photographs are mine, plucked from my photo library. I highly recommend viewing them all larger than they appear here, as they are much more impressive large. Rockefeller Center Tilt-Shift

Rockefeller Skater - View large. Original photo from this post.

Eighth Hole

Eighth Hole - View large. This is probably my least favorite of this bunch.

Bishops and Pawns

Bishops and Pawns - View large. I love this one. Original photo from this post.

Pot Bunker Blues

Pot Bunker Blues - View large. I like this one because the effect is so subtle. This is my miniature friend, Jeff, in a pot bunker on The Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

SCOTUS Tourist

SCOTUS Tourist - View large. Me in front of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Pool Dog

Pool Dog - View large. My parents' dog, Sam.

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