miniature faking

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by beanedsprout, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. beanedsprout

    beanedsprout Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 13, 2013
    north central Ohio
    Got a M42-M43 tilt adapter (really horrid design but it works) for $30, tested it out yesterday on Put-in-Bay. Didn't quite come out the way I wanted, I had focus issues with my 50mm so I'm gonna have to rip that lens apart to try and fix it. Ended up closing the aperture to F8 but that ended up being too deep of a depth of field so I went to tiltshiftmaker.com and blurred it up. I'd do it in PS but I'm at work and bored so this will have to do.

    Anyway, the shots!

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  2. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    You can do that with several PP tools too.
     
  3. klee

    klee Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Kevin
    has anybody tried merging multiple exposures of different focusing distances in post? Kind of like what people do for macro?
     
  4. OpenCS

    OpenCS Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 16, 2012
    Northumberland
    I've done focus stacking before (which I guess is what you're talking about) on a normal, rather than macro, shot. There are a couple of programs that do it for you, I used to use Zerene Stacker when I was interested in that sort of thing. It was always more trouble than it was really worth, but it sort of worked out as I recall.
     
  5. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    IMHO, that came out AWESOME!!!
    Matchbox city!!! :biggrin:
     
  6. beanedsprout

    beanedsprout Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 13, 2013
    north central Ohio
    I've seen macro panoramas but never focus stitching of macro. Sounds cool.
     
  7. klee

    klee Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Kevin
    yes, I meant focus stacking. I suppose stacking in-focus portions of exposures is easier than stacking varying degrees of blur. I wonder if anybody has had success in that.
     
  8. ginggreenaninja

    ginggreenaninja Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 7, 2010
    South Yorkshire
    That was all Dutch to me :eek:

    Is using Miniature mode considered as cheating the :D

    My toy bike ;)
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  9. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2012
    London
    Malc
    I love these when they work well, great example of getting the high viewpoint and distance - really gives you that 'hovering over the model' feeling. Then you realise all the tiny models are real :)
     
  10. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    Mike
    +1
    I've not yet managed to find any suitably high viewpoints round here. None of my attempts have been remotely as good as these.

    My tilt adapter is also disapointing in it's quality - the mount is loose enough to wobble whilst still being difficult to disconnect. The images I get with it also seem low contrast, suggesting fogging. I guess it's a case where you get what you pay for, but I can't justify an expensive version. :frown:
     
  11. beanedsprout

    beanedsprout Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 13, 2013
    north central Ohio
    Next up, I'm renting a plane and doing some more. But I need to widen my selection of Pentax m42 lenses first, all of my wide lenses (17 fisheye, 28) were too wide, from a higher vantage point it might be even worse. The 50mm (100 equivalent) ended up working out pretty well here so I might try for an 80 or something
     
  12. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    Mike
    I've had a little play with software on recent shots. The best I've managed is:
     

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  13. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    Mike
    And this is my favorite with the tilted adapter. Taken from a bridge in Witby where I could get a bit more height.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/petrochemist/9412154782/" title="Witby Footpath tilted by Analyst 1, on Flickr"> 9412154782_683de09ab9_o. "1067" height="800" alt="Witby Footpath tilted"></a>