On Exploiting Dizzying Perspectives

By |2012-02-04T13:51:18+00:00Feb 4th, 2012|

This was a challenging image to process. Every time I stare at it, I start getting dizzy and feel like I’m going to fall out of my chair. :) That’s the funny thing about visual perspectives – effectively exploiting them can induce certain reactions to your equilibrium while still sitting in the comfort of your own chair.

Now, the potency of the effect will surely vary based on the individual but it’s definitely hitting home for me. I took this shot near Rockefeller Center in NYC in early January using my Canon 5D Mark II and Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L Prime with the intent of getting this sort of reaction and I’m glad I was able to succeed with it. I’m sure that tilting the shot helped increase the effect, too.

In terms of processing:

I tone-mapped this image in Photomatix because there was too much tonal range to capture in one shot. I did end up masking back the original sky from one of the brackets because I wasn’t happy with what the tone-mapping did to ghost the moving clouds. Stylization occurred in Perfect Effects 3, by +onOne Softwareand I added some final touches using the Develop Module in Adobe Lightroom 3.

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  1. LaDonna Pride February 4, 2012 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Excellent….makes me dizzy too! :D

  2. Michael Nall February 4, 2012 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Very cool! I love perspective pics. They're cool to look at & fun to shoot.

  3. Brad Sloan February 4, 2012 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Great lines. Very dizzying.

  4. Richard Hawkins February 4, 2012 at 11:32 am - Reply

    This is really nice. Has a luminescent feel.

  5. ????? ???????? February 4, 2012 at 11:45 am - Reply

    ???!!!!!!!?? ????!!!!!!

  6. Ron Worobec February 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Love the reflection of the one building in the other!

  7. Richard Clark February 4, 2012 at 10:27 pm - Reply


  8. Talke Photography February 5, 2012 at 5:01 am - Reply

    Brian, love it!!! Very cool!!!

  9. John February 6, 2012 at 7:27 am - Reply

    very nice beautiful

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