Assignment #34: Vanishing Point

NikolaiNikolai Darth SLRLa LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
edited May 22, 2009 in Assignments
Honestly, what did you think when you saw the theme? :wink

Well, VP is not only the name of a very powerful filter in PS CS2/CS3, it's also a classic way to compose a picture (Renaissance painters were masters of that technique).

Wikipedia defines it like this:
"A vanishing point is a point in a perspective drawing to which parallel lines appear to converge. The number and placement of the vanishing points determines which perspective technique is being used.".

This week task is to shoot a picture with a clearly defined Vanishing Point(no more than 3 VPs, please).

If unsure - google for it, you'll find plenty of examples.

As usual: fresh pictures, moderate post-processing.
For the rest of the basic rules and index please check out this sticky.

Let's get some VPs! :-) :wink
"May the f/stop be with you!"
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  • pyroPrints.compyroPrints.com photohunter Plainsboro, NJRegistered Users Posts: 1,383 Major grins
    edited May 4, 2007
    my image hosting site (divshare) is down =c( which is very disconcerting. I guess I gotta use photobucket.

    vp_P5040686_resize.jpg

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 4, 2007
    Pyro,
    Nice 1-VP entries, thanks! thumb.gif
    my image hosting site (divshare) is down =c( which is very disconcerting. I guess I gotta use photobucket.
    Get Smugmug, man! Then you can use S*E mwink.gifrolleyes1.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • pyroPrints.compyroPrints.com photohunter Plainsboro, NJRegistered Users Posts: 1,383 Major grins
    edited May 4, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Nice 1-VP entries, thanks! thumb.gif

    Get Smugmug, man! Then you can use S*E mwink.gifrolleyes1.gif

    I've been meaning too. "S*E"?
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 4, 2007
    "S*E"?
    Come on... Star*Explorer... Like you never heard...eek7.gifrolleyes1.gif
    BTW, it also comes with the $5 coupon for SM mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Sonoran DesertRegistered Users Posts: 3,469 Major grins
    edited May 4, 2007
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 4, 2007
    Aaron,
    Thanks!

    #2 and #3 - definitelythumb.gif , #1 - no so much ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • pyroPrints.compyroPrints.com photohunter Plainsboro, NJRegistered Users Posts: 1,383 Major grins
    edited May 4, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Come on... Star*Explorer... Like you never heard...eek7.gifrolleyes1.gif
    BTW, it also comes with the $5 coupon for SM mwink.gif
    I have not... I know the quality of my images makes me look like a pro mwink.gif, but I'm a relative noob. I know a lot, but I also don't a lot as well.

    Anyhow, here is another VP, it's a bit blurry since I decided to use a long exposure, plus my windshield is dirty =c)

    vp_P5040695_resize.jpg
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 4, 2007
    I have not... I know the quality of my images makes me look like a pro mwink.gif, but I'm a relative noob. I know a lot, but I also don't a lot as well.
    Anyhow, here is another VP, it's a bit blurry since I decided to use a long exposure, plus my windshield is dirty =c)
    Another good one:-) thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalRegistered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2007
    Is this any good ?

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  • Bayer-Z28Bayer-Z28 Hobby Photog Bristol CTRegistered Users Posts: 392 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2007
    Ohh! I wanna play! :ivar

    I just took these two. It was difficult to control the narrow DOF. It was even more pronounced as I brought the camera closer to the wall.

    My first one was off, so I reshot it. I'm going out side to try a couple more..

    First attempt..
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    Re shoots.
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2007
    Antonio,
    Is this any good ?
    #2 is acceptable. thumb.gif
    #1 - sorry, you gotta have more perspective convergence ne_nau.gif ...
    Shallow DOF is not what we're shooting for this time. deal.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2007
    Bayer,
    Bayer-Z28 wrote:
    Ohh! I wanna play! :ivar
    I just took these two. It was difficult to control the narrow DOF. It was even more pronounced as I brought the camera closer to the wall.

    My first one was off, so I reshot it. I'm going out side to try a couple more..
    First attempt..
    Re shoots.

    #1 is nice. Good use of WAthumb.gif

    As I have already mentioned to Antonio, the VP shots usually benefit from deep DOF, not the shallow one. You need to be able to see the convergence going on and away...
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • dlscott56dlscott56 Major grins Troy, MichiganRegistered Users Posts: 1,323 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2007
    Do any of these qualify?

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  • Bayer-Z28Bayer-Z28 Hobby Photog Bristol CTRegistered Users Posts: 392 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    #1 is nice. Good use of WAthumb.gif

    As I have already mentioned to Antonio, the VP shots usually benefit from deep DOF, not the shallow one. You need to be able to see the convergence going on and away...

    How's this for a reshoot?

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    Auto enthusiast. I drive a 2000 Camaro Z28. LOADED w/ mods.

    Camera: Nikon D80, 18-55 f3.5 stocker & 18-200 Nikon VR.... with a small collection of filters..


    My Smugmug.. STILL Under construction.
    http://bayer-Z28.smugmug.com
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2007
    dlscott56 wrote:
    Do any of these qualify?
    Thanks, Dave!
    #1 - nah, don't think so. The curvature of the bridge kills it for me.
    #2 - better, but something else is bothering me, I cannot figure out what. Maybe the curve again..
    #3 - this one does it:-) thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2007
    Bayer-Z28 wrote:
    How's this for a reshoot?

    You know, frankly - I like the "original" better.
    I'd suggest to go wider and have only the wall in the frame. You may need to really close the aperture down, like f/20, so tripod may come handy. You really need to catch the convergence, so your nearest bricks should be huge and your furtherst bricks should diminish..

    HTH
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Bayer-Z28Bayer-Z28 Hobby Photog Bristol CTRegistered Users Posts: 392 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2007
    ^ I need a better camera... My f stops only go to 8.0 ... =\

    I've made the best out of what I have, although I am still learning techinque w/ some help from the assignments and reading threads.
    Auto enthusiast. I drive a 2000 Camaro Z28. LOADED w/ mods.

    Camera: Nikon D80, 18-55 f3.5 stocker & 18-200 Nikon VR.... with a small collection of filters..


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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2007
    Bayer-Z28 wrote:
    ^ I need a better camera... My f stops only go to 8.0 ... =\

    I've made the best out of what I have, although I am still learning techinque w/ some help from the assignments and reading threads.

    P&S? I see.. For some reason I have only noticed Rebel XTi in your sig and thought you're using DSLR. Yeah, I know... had the same problem myself when I was shooting Sony...
    Oh well, bigger buildings, brighter sun and lower angle will still help you to get a good VP entry...deal.gif
    Good luck on that! And get that dSLR! mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • BeaKeRBeaKeR Major grins Denver, CORegistered Users Posts: 112 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2007
    My first time turning in my homework and I'm already trying to break the rules. This first one was actually taken Thursday evening. Does that count as "fresh", or does it not count since it was just a lucky shot?
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    This one, well, I meant to do that, mostly. I liked the texture, but it's got some VP action too...
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2007
    Beaker,
    BeaKeR wrote:
    My first time turning in my homework and I'm already trying to break the rules. This first one was actually taken Thursday evening. Does that count as "fresh", or does it not count since it was just a lucky shot?

    This one, well, I meant to do that, mostly. I liked the texture, but it's got some VP action too...

    Sorry, no cigar this time. ne_nau.gif
    #1 does not count due to the lack of fresnhess
    And #2 bears a convergence illusion, but the point of this class is to get the real thing. deal.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • BeaKeRBeaKeR Major grins Denver, CORegistered Users Posts: 112 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    #1 does not count due to the lack of fresnhessSorry, no cigar this time.
    And #2 bears a convergence illusion, but the point of this class is to get the real thing. deal.gif

    #1 - Fair 'nuff, rules is rules. I'm assuming it's OK to stay or you would've taken it down?

    #2 - I'm missing the distinction. Can you edify me please?
  • Ken LappKen Lapp Major grins Bothell, WARegistered Users Posts: 123 Major grins
    edited May 5, 2007
    A shot of a sidewalk along main street in Port Gamble, WA.

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    Portrait, Wedding & Event Photography


  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2007
    BeaKeR wrote:
    #1 - Fair 'nuff, rules is rules. I'm assuming it's OK to stay or you would've taken it down?

    #2 - I'm missing the distinction. Can you edify me please?

    #1. Sure, no worries. It's better when the other folks see whta's in and what's out.

    #2. Well, the point of this exercise is to catch of an existing classic effect of vaninshing point, when a few imaginary (or real) lines converge to infinity at one or more points. It's obvious that any such case actually forms a triangle or at least a trapeze (i.e. a triangle with the least angle cut off) when projected on a 2D surface of the film/sensor/screen/paper, yet the idea is only to have it in a perspective, not just a real triangle/trapeze.
    Clear as mud?ne_nau.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2007
    Ken Lapp wrote:
    A shot of a sidewalk along main street in Port Gamble, WA.
    Thanks, Ken, nice 1VP entry! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • BeaKeRBeaKeR Major grins Denver, CORegistered Users Posts: 112 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    #2. ... Clear as mud?ne_nau.gif
    Um.... yeah, pretty much. ne_nau.gif It's a picture with parallel lines that appear to be converging. Granted they don't actually converge, but then infinity doesn't actually exist either. Still not getting the difference.

    Rereading your response, it seems like maybe you're under the impression that the lines in the picture aren't actually parallel? They are, at least to the limits of the building trade. That's a long window. (Edit: And I do mean a rectangular window, not a trapezoidal one. Although if I found a trapezoidal window I'd probably take a picture of it.)
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2007
    BeaKeR wrote:
    Um.... yeah, pretty much. ne_nau.gif It's a picture with parallel lines that appear to be converging. Granted they don't actually converge, but then infinity doesn't actually exist either. Still not getting the difference.

    Rereading your response, it seems like maybe you're under the impression that the lines in the picture aren't actually parallel? They are, at least to the limits of the building trade. That's a long window. (Edit: And I do mean a rectangular window, not a trapezoidal one. Although if I found a trapezoidal window I'd probably take a picture of it.)

    Oh.. Is it, really? Well in that case, sorry, my bad (I thought it was a triangular piece of textured glass under some fancy light) and this shot is getting A+ iloveyou.gifthumb.gifdeal.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • BeaKeRBeaKeR Major grins Denver, CORegistered Users Posts: 112 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Oh.. Is it, really? Well in that case, sorry, my bad (I thought it was a triangular piece of textured glass under some fancy light) and this shot is getting A+ iloveyou.gifthumb.gifdeal.gif
    Yep, it really is. Just to prove my point...

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    Glad to know I'm not completely off my rocker about vanishing points. But now I'm so tempted to go back and enter this in the #26 Triangles assignment, just to see if I can make you scream. :D
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2007
    BeaKeR wrote:
    Yep, it really is. Just to prove my point...
    Point wel taken...:-)
    BeaKeR wrote:
    Glad to know I'm not completely off my rocker about vanishing points. But now I'm so tempted to go back and enter this in the #26 Triangles assignment, just to see if I can make you scream. :D
    hey, no cross-posting mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • limey-glimey-g Ontario,Canada Ontario, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 41 Big grins
    edited May 6, 2007
    My attempt at VP
    Geoff
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR La LA landRegistered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited May 6, 2007
    Geoff,
    limey-g wrote:
    My attempt at VP
    Geoff
    Another good 1VP entry! thumb.gif
    BTW folks, VP does not necessarily means "dead symmetry"...deal.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
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