I know.  I know.  These shots are a bit gimmicky, but for some reason lately I’ve been enjoying using the tilt-shift effect to achieve this “miniature” look.  Only certain images will really work with this treatment, and I’ve been going through the archives to find some images that could possibly work.  This shot is from Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, ME.   I’ve taken hundreds and hundreds of shots of this iconic fishing harbor, and wanted to try one of them processed like this.  This is probably just a phase brought on by the drab and lifeless winter we’ve had so far this year, and I guess we’ll have to wait and see if more of these images make it onto the blog in the future.

Camera settings: ISO 200, f/13, 18mm, 3 seconds


  1. Posted February 28, 2012 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    I recognize this place from my visit there in September. What a quaint little harbor. I kind of like the tilt-shift effect Stephen.

  2. Posted February 28, 2012 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    This looks so cool man, the tilt shift is perfect

  3. Posted February 28, 2012 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Mini boats! Good job on this one.

  4. Rich McPeek
    Posted February 28, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Very cool! Love the tilt shift effect here! Great work!

  5. Posted February 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    I like the effect. Well done.

  6. Posted February 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful effect, Steven. The tilt-shift works perfectly here. I really like this look.

  7. Posted February 29, 2012 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Nice job. I need to try a few of these types of shots. So fun.

  8. Posted March 1, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    that’s awesome!!

  9. Posted March 5, 2012 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    Lovely! I love the tilt-shift effect too 🙂

  10. Posted March 6, 2012 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Awesome shallow DOF. That T/S effect looks fantastic!

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