Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 23rd May, 2010)
Wigan from the air
toytown or lego land
Is this a photograph of a model? You wouldn't use a Tilt & Shift lens for a ariel photograph; would you?
It looks like Toytown!
Wigan town absolutley ruined by so called development, Wigan Council over the years have ruined what was a really nice town centre,Anything whats any good like the old Market Hall they will pull it down, I wonder if this as anything to do with back handers,
Great! Any more like this?
I at first thought it looked like an aerial shot of a model, but the two cranes are in place on Millgate and the tower blocks are now blue and white, It must have been taken early morning as Riverway is unusually totally free of traffic.
It looks like Lego Land.....actually, it is, these days!
Nice work Stewart.
It's a tilt shift effect using a narrow depth of field. Done by applying a lens blur to a graduated selection in Photoshop or similar :)
knock down all the lovely old buildings and replace them with buildings made from LEGO blocks...
I've lived in Canada for 30 years but visit Wigan from time to time. Are we looking directly at British Home Stores with the new Arcade behind. So Standishgate is on the right.
That is what applying tilt shift does, makes a photograph of a real place look like a miniature model... and that is a damned fine example of the effect.
Yes Derek, you are correct. Crompton St.is in front and Riverway is on the left of the Grand Arcade in this view.
Fantastic bit of genius Stew!
Have a looka at this "tilt shift" video of New York - i think you will agree it's quite amazing.
Very clever stuff Stewart!
And Stew - thanks for that link - played it three times. Never seen anything like that before.
Can't see that lasting as long as the old town.
A very interesting effect, was it with a Lens Baby?