Tilt-shift Kyoto!

Tilt Shift Kyoto!

I fired off literally thousands of pictures in my time in Japan last December(doesn’t that make it sound so long ago?) so I’ve picked a few with which to revisit tilt-shift photography. This time it’s shots of Kyoto, i’m sure in time i’ll try and pick some shots for Osaka also. Enjoy!

The above shot is an area near Kiyomizu Dera, sorry but I forget the name.

Kyoto Station Area

Kyoto Station Area, the placement of the cars and buses lend themselves well to tiltshiftication!

Kyoto View from Iwatyama

Kyoto View from Iwatyama, mixed success, it was quite a cloudy day so I think a clearer day shot would’ve worked better.

Kyoto station again

Kyoto station area again, with more emphasis on the road crossing this time.

Kyoto station taxi rank

Kyoto station taxi rank, probably my favourite of this collection!

Inside Kyoto Station

And finally, inside Kyoto Station, it’s an absolutely amazing place, almost cathedralwith it’s grand ceiling. Again i’d say mixed success, might play around with the focal point a bit, chop the peeps close up at the very bottom.

Hope you enjoyed these pics, here’s the tutorial I used as with the Tokyo shots so so give it a try yourself and let me know which one you like best!

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  1. 13/01/2010

    The very first is my absolute favourite of this bunch and is the one I think this works best on. The shot of the taxi rank is a close second though. Strange how the same technique can work so well on some pictures, but hardly at all on others. I’d be interested to figure out what makes it work well – certain angles; things in the fore- or background, etc…

  2. 13/01/2010

    It’s usually used with really high angle shots, to give the impression you’re looking at a model by blurring the depth, whopping up the saturation and the contrast. Got to agree though the first does look cool, think it’s all the green, looks awesome highly saturated! The big skyline shots are a bit of fail though, might pull them in and try again.

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