Having spent the last couple of weeks getting used to flying and taking all kinds of photos and videos I finally took the next step and downloaded Final Cut Pro X to try out. I have never worked with video before so it has been interesting trying to figure out the types of shots I need to take in order to have a good looking final product, but that is a whole different post.
I’ve always loved the tilt-shift photos by Vincent LaForet (if you haven’t seen his work it is definitly worth it the aerials and the tilt-shift stuff are my favorites). Unfortunately I have never been able to justify spending the money on such a specialty lens. Luckily you can fake this effect fairly well with a bit of post processing in Photoshop. The photos in this post were all taken with a 70-200 2.8 lens from the top of a 500 foot smokestack on the Cape Cod Canal. I took these shots while on assignment for the Sandwich Enterprise in 2010 and recently found them in the archives and decided to play with them a little bit. These are the results. More photos after the jump.