Assignment #5: Tilted

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRPosts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
edited April 22, 2016 in Assignments
Well, it's a Labor Day weekend here in US and everybody can still do some hard work at least shooting the Stones, if not breaking or moving them :-)

A new weekend, however, also means a new assignment, and this time we gonna get tilted.

It's been often noted that the pictures taken at a strong angle can bring something fresh to an otherwise "beaten" view. And when I say "strong" I don't mean a basically poor job done with the horizon skewed by 2-3 degrees. Instead I'm talking bold, intentional large angles in the vicinity of 30..45..60 degrees.

As before (and hopefully always:-) in these classes, you don't need to be shy if your image is not worthy of the front page of Smithsonian or Time. The idea is to try and comply with the primary theme.

Moderate post-processing is welcomed, just don't go crazy.
You are also allowed to change your angle in the post, although the idea of this assignment is to tilt your camera, not your document.
If nothing else, all existing photo-editors only allow you to rotate your image in two dimensions (parallel to the sensor plane), while your camera can use the all the advantages of our three-dimensional world (let's forget about time for now:-). This vertical tilt can create an interesting 'convergence" effect, especially if you're using a wide-angle rectilinear lens.

For the sake of the class to keep ourselves on our photo taking toes, as usual please submit freshly taken pictures only.

OK, let's get tilted! :D

Rules, index, etc.
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2006
    This is a good example, isn't it ?
    The photo is not fresh... :):
    80717895-S.jpg
    If you wish I erase this post.
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2006
    Good example, Antonio!
    This is a good example, isn't it ?
    The photo is not fresh... :):
    If you wish I erase this post.

    No need to erase. I was planning to post a few oldies myself ("one picture worth a thousand..."- leaves me wishing we get paid at this rate with every shutter click of our cameras:-), but you saved me the trouble:-)
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2006
    Non-qualified examples
    Just want to make sure that we're all in the same boat:-)

    01: MiG. Camarillo Air Show:

    92459148-L.jpg

    02: Half Moon over SoCal (sometimes tilt actually gets you even:-):

    92459151-L.jpg

    03: Santa Ynez Historical Mission (an example of 3D tilt, not availalbe in post):

    92459199-L.jpg

    04: Double Arch, Arches NP, Moab, UT (3D tilt here, too):

    92459214-L.jpg

    All these are posted here for referential purposes only. I promise I will go and get some fresh ones, too:-)
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  • TomaSTomaS If it moves, shoot it Posts: 314Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2006
    Shot today in the Sandia foothills (Albuquerque, NM) during my son's XC race.

    92462355-L.jpg
  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Posts: 696Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2006
    2006 Ford GT
    2006 Ford GT, cropped in PS but tilted camera during shot.

    92447153-L.jpg
    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2006
    Douglas,
    You knew it, didn't ya:-) rolleyes1.gif
    Awesome shot, and 100% in-subject! thumb.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2006
    TomaS,
    TomaS wrote:
    Shot today in the Sandia foothills (Albuquerque, NM) during my son's XC race.

    Great entry, thanks! I don't think anybody needs my outdated samples anymore :):
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2006
    This is what it looks like when you're stoned
    Ok, so I put 2 themes together...HA! 1drink.gif
    92481276-L.jpg
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2006
    Tilted stones, eh;-)?
    Swartzy wrote:
    Ok, so I put 2 themes together...HA! 1drink.gif
    That works;-) thumb.gif
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  • TomaSTomaS If it moves, shoot it Posts: 314Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    Great entry, thanks! I don't think anybody needs my outdated samples anymore :):

    Love your arches shot no matter when you captured it.clap.gif

    Makes me dizzy tho....rolleyes1.gif
  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Posts: 696Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    You knew it, didn't ya:-) rolleyes1.gif
    Awesome shot, and 100% in-subject! thumb.gif

    Thanks Nik! But I knew what?
    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 2, 2006
    TomaS,
    TomaS wrote:
    Love your arches shot no matter when you captured it.clap.gif

    Makes me dizzy tho....rolleyes1.gif

    Thanks, man!

    I used Michiel de Brieder's 10mm Belorussian-made fish-eye lens for this shot. Since my 30D is x1.6 APC, it's cropped on the sides.
    I still hope to save for a FF camera (like 5D) at some point :-)
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Posts: 696Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 3, 2006
    Heart Shaped Grill
    Ok I cheated with this one and tilted in PS. But out of all the shots I took today at car show my tilted GT was by far one of my favorites and I wish I tilted the camera more while I was out, I didnt find out about the challenge till after I got back. Im planning on going to a different car show tomorrow and Ill be tilting my camera alot to see what I can come up with.

    92538622-L.jpg
    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 3, 2006
    Douglas,
    douglas wrote:
    Ok I cheated with this one and tilted in PS. But out of all the shots I took today at car show my tilted GT was by far one of my favorites and I wish I tilted the camera more while I was out, I didnt find out about the challenge till after I got back. Im planning on going to a different car show tomorrow and Ill be tilting my camera alot to see what I can come up with.

    I agree, GT shot is far superiour :-)
    Oh well, the assignment has just started. Sorry for the late notice :-)

    Probably I should switch with announcing on Fridays, so we can shoot the whole weekend. OTOH, you have the whole week to think of it and the next weekend to actually shoot it.

    What do you think, guys? What is the best day of week to start a new topic? headscratch.gif
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  • Lord VetinariLord Vetinari Smugbug Posts: 15,041Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 3, 2006
    Tilt works in macro shots too :)
    Brian V.

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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,181Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 3, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    I agree, GT shot is far superiour :-)
    Oh well, the assignment has just started. Sorry for the late notice :-)

    Probably I should switch with announcing on Fridays, so we can shoot the whole weekend. OTOH, you have the whole week to think of it and the next weekend to actually shoot it.

    What do you think, guys? What is the best day of week to start a new topic? headscratch.gif

    I agree with the announcement on Fridays.thumb.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 3, 2006
    I mean
    douglas wrote:
    Thanks Nik! But I knew what?
    You knew it would be "tilt" subject, hence you took that GT this way:-) rolleyes1.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Posts: 696Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 3, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    You knew it would be "tilt" subject, hence you took that GT this way:-) rolleyes1.gif

    Lol, actually I didnt but it was kinda interesting too find out when I got home, that the tilted GT was 1 of the top 2 of my Favs, perfect for entry! I also got a shot of 3 coups in a row with short DOF that I really like.
    Best regards,
    douglas
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 3, 2006
    Brian,
    Tilt works in macro shots too :)
    Brian V.

    Great tilt! thumb.gif
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  • neblanconeblanco Beginner grinner Posts: 8Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited September 3, 2006
    outdoor cafe
    Here is my try at a tilt:): . This is how i took the photo.

    I'm still working on the butterfly on PSP:): (assignment one).
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 3, 2006
    Neblanco,
    neblanco wrote:
    Here is my try at a tilt:): . This is how i took the photo.

    I'm still working on the butterfly on PSP:): (assignment one).

    It's a nice shot!
    The tilt is rather subtle, though, it does not tell me what your intention was... ne_nau.gif
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  • neblanconeblanco Beginner grinner Posts: 8Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited September 3, 2006
    re:outdoor cafe
    Nikolai wrote:
    It's a nice shot!
    The tilt is rather subtle, though, it does not tell me what your intention was... ne_nau.gif

    Nikolai,
    I really like the chairs, but i did not want to capture them like i would normally take a photo. I wanted to try something different. I took this shot a few weeks ago. I also wanted it to be different because of the shape of the chairs. Hope this makes sense.

    The tilt is subtle, that's me trying something different but not going all the way:): . BTW, thank you
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 3, 2006
    Neblanco,
    neblanco wrote:
    ...I took this shot a few weeks ago. ...

    Just as reminder: Rule #3: Fresh Pictures only. deal.gif
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  • neblanconeblanco Beginner grinner Posts: 8Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited September 3, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    Just as reminder: Rule #3: Fresh Pictures only. deal.gif

    oops, sorry new here and finding my way around. thank you for letting me know.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 3, 2006
    Not a problem!
    neblanco wrote:
    oops, sorry new here and finding my way around. thank you for letting me know.

    You have almost the whole week in front of you (we'll start next class on Friday:-) :):
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • douglasdouglas ShOoT tO tHrIlL Posts: 696Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 3, 2006
    Tilted
    Tilted Architecture

    #1

    92723080-L.jpg

    #2

    92723079-L.jpg
    Best regards,
    douglas
  • SwartzySwartzy Right Brained Scientist Posts: 3,293Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 3, 2006
    Looks like I'm about to loose my keys
    Ready for some Jazz??? Hold on while I get my bourbon 1drink.gif

    92755595-L.jpg
    Swartzy:
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 4, 2006
    Douglas,
    douglas wrote:
    Tilted Architecture
    #1
    #2
    Both shots fit the theme nicely, no questions here. thumb.gif
    The first one, if only been taken with at a wider focal length, could be a great example of a vanishing point composition! :):
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 4, 2006
    Rock away:-)
    Swartzy wrote:
    Ready for some Jazz??? Hold on while I get my bourbon 1drink.gif
    It's tilted!!!thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • photodougphotodoug Major grins Posts: 870Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 4, 2006
    over the head...
    behind the back....nothing but net

    92735129-M.jpg
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