Distortion can be our friend

Distortion can be our friend

By |2012-10-29T20:41:44+00:00Oct 9th, 2012|

The Story

The ironic thing about this shot is that it was taken with my Canon 17mm Tilt Shift lens. Usually, you’d use a Tilt Shift lens to correct for this exact type of distortion but there was something about it that I found interesting. It’s a three section Shift panorama that was stitched with Autopano Giga. I took it way back in February with realtor-to-the-stars, +Jeffrey Yen.

This is the setting of this weekend’s +Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk in Portland. We’ve got a full house coming and I cannot wait!

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  1. Steve Kalman October 9, 2012 at 7:43 am - Reply

    I haven' used a tilt shift. Would it have straightened the pillars? If so, would that have distorted the overpass?

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  2. xpressi jaipur October 9, 2012 at 7:45 am - Reply

    nice pick but where is train

  3. joel cleare October 9, 2012 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing. Enjoy looking at your posts for there reasons :
    1) GPS tags on your photos
    2) advise on processing
    3) posts are always positive
    4) use techniques that are repeatable
    5) promotes OnOne perfectly :-))

  4. Jan Krumnack October 9, 2012 at 9:42 am - Reply

    I hope no train will come from behind!

  5. Larry Senalik October 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Great picture but the railroads frown on photographers trespassing on their property. They have indicated that they might even prosecute based on photos taken and posted on the internet. Be careful!

  6. Richards Walker October 10, 2012 at 5:43 am - Reply

    nice pic

  7. Ve tinez October 10, 2012 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    This is cool :o)

  8. Robert SKREINER October 10, 2012 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Great photo and work! +Brian Matiash 
    Selected as ?TOP Photo on Google+? for the daily photo theme:
    #10000photographersaroundtheworld by +Robert SKREINER
    and shared at the page: +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS around the World

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