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Tilt-Shift Effect Applied to Photographs of the Cosmos to Create a ‘Tiny Universe’

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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 06:00 PM
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Hi All

Tilt shift lenses are used in photography when taking pictures of buildings etc to control converging verticals but can be used to create what is called the miniature effect often seen on tv now.

It can also be done using software.

Here you see it applied to Hubble Images.

Minature Universe Example

More here

Miniature Universe

What do you think.
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posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 06:24 PM
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Personally, I find the overuse of tilt shift (and especially HDR) tiring. However, when done right they will blow you away. And the pictures in the links you provided did just that!

Thanks for sharing, going to see if I can find some bigger resolutions of these for my desktop.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 06:28 PM
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I think it looks a lot like a close up of a sub atomic particle.....and one we are just beginning to understand.

I feel like I'm in that movie men in black when I think of this idea, the locker bit.

As above so below, so below as above........one great circle of creation/being. Such a magnificent thing.

Cheers to you, happy season.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 08:15 PM
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Pretty pretty pretty . . . pretty sweet.



posted on Dec, 19 2013 @ 08:24 PM
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Here is a embed of one of the examples just in case other readers can not use the link for some reason:



Personally I think it creates some rather interesting and unusual images it a "Artsy" kind of way, making a 3D suggestion to the eyes, or imaginary depth in a 2D image.

However, I'm also used to looking at a entire frame in focus, so the parts that blur are bit of a distraction to me.

Still, I admit they are very beautiful looking images.



posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 05:00 AM
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The tilt-shift effect is amazing, although it's a pretty much 'straight-forward' concept using circular motion blur while maintaining sharpness in the center. It's great to see that applied to telescope photography in such a different context ... makes for some great artwork!

My personal opinion, though, is that the effect is even more impressive in 'earthly' images because we can better 'relate' to the size of known objects, ultimately leading to that well-known modelling-effect.
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posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 09:01 AM
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Now why didn't I think of that?

I have done a lot of tilt-shift both digital and analog.

Here is a favorite

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posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 11:36 AM
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Awww,look at that 'lil cutie horsehead nebula...ain't she a little peach?
Tiny really at a size of approx 3.5 lightyears by 2.6 lightyears.

Excellent alternative way to view our beautiful universe-adds a 3d type quality to the images.
Thanks for the links mate!




posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 03:46 PM
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It works well for the Horse's Head nebula, but not so much for pictures of galaxies and other nebulae. The blurred stuff at the bottom of the image needs to be closer to us than the blurred stuf at the top. I think a better way to create the illusion of depth is to establish the 3D placement of the background stars and galaxies, and blur them accordingly.



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 05:44 PM
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lol genius idea.

I just made these :
















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posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 07:22 PM
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Very nice pictures, and it still reminds me of dust or particles lit with a backlight, crazy.


Thanks for fiddling with it really cool.



posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 07:46 PM
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Auricom
Personally, I find the overuse of tilt shift (and especially HDR) tiring. However, when done right they will blow you away. And the pictures in the links you provided did just that!

Thanks for sharing, going to see if I can find some bigger resolutions of these for my desktop.



Exactly! It's so easy to recreate tilt shift without the lens in photoshop that everyone uses it to get an 'artsy' look to their mediocre photos. Same deal with HDR.

Don't get me wrong though done properly this can look really good.



posted on Jul, 18 2015 @ 06:05 PM
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and some still think we are alone in the universe,
wow!!



posted on Jul, 18 2015 @ 06:24 PM
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Great photos...
thx for sharing




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