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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 23rd May, 2010)

Wigan from the air

Wigan from the air
Playing around with tilt-shift.

Photo: Stewart Parr  (Nikon D90)
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Comment by: peterp on 23rd May 2010 at 06:45

toytown or lego land

Comment by: David on 23rd May 2010 at 09:26

Is this a photograph of a model? You wouldn't use a Tilt & Shift lens for a ariel photograph; would you?

Comment by: Gem on 23rd May 2010 at 10:05

It looks like Toytown!

Comment by: Jimmy J on 23rd May 2010 at 10:34

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,

Comment by: Cathy B on 23rd May 2010 at 10:40

Great! Any more like this?

Comment by: Cyril. on 23rd May 2010 at 16:20

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.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 23rd May 2010 at 17:21

It looks like Lego Land.....actually, it is, these days!

Comment by: Dave on 23rd May 2010 at 18:17

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 :)

Comment by: Fred Mason on 23rd May 2010 at 19:53

of course,
knock down all the lovely old buildings and replace them with buildings made from LEGO blocks...

Comment by: Derek Platt on 23rd May 2010 at 23:23

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.

Comment by: Dennis Miller on 24th May 2010 at 05:09

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.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 24th May 2010 at 08:33

Yes Derek, you are correct. Crompton St.is in front and Riverway is on the left of the Grand Arcade in this view.

Comment by: Bri on 24th May 2010 at 09:25

Fantastic bit of genius Stew!

Comment by: Stew Parr on 24th May 2010 at 15:57

Have a looka at this "tilt shift" video of New York - i think you will agree it's quite amazing.


Comment by: Maverick on 24th May 2010 at 17:07

Very clever stuff Stewart!

And Stew - thanks for that link - played it three times. Never seen anything like that before.

Comment by: Roy Hesketh on 26th May 2010 at 17:24

Can't see that lasting as long as the old town.

Comment by: Paul on 30th June 2011 at 08:10

A very interesting effect, was it with a Lens Baby?

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