The rising popularity of Instagram and other photo-editing software means that it can be difficult to get away from tilt-shifting. But there’s no doubt that when used creatively tilt-shifting can give you a whole new perspective. These are 9 incredible photos that have used tilt-shifting to make incredible images from around the world.
1. The Eiffel Tower, France
Who would’ve thought you could cut off half of the Eiffel Tower and still end up with an incredible photo? This image contrasts the in-focus huge iron structure with the tiny crowds of blurred people clustered underneath it to give you a new perspective on the scale of the tower.
1. Machu Pichu, Peru
This 15th century World Heritage site attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year – and you can guarantee that every one of them will take the opportunity to capture some incredible pictures. This photo adds to the mystique of the site by blurring the mountains and clouds in the background.
3. Petra, Jordan
Undiscovered by the West until 1812, Petra has captured the imagination of countless explorers ever since. As if the historical city wasn’t astounding enough, here it is looking like an intricate sand sculpture you’d find on the beach.
4. Central Park, New York
New York is so well known for its huge skyscrapers that it’s easy to forget it’s also home to an absolutely massive park. This image puts the city and Central Park side by side, showing us a softer side to the city that never sleeps.
5. Mount Snowden, Wales
You’d be forgiven for thinking this tilt-shift photo was created using a model train, but this is indeed a real train that takes you to the summit of Snowden (if you’re prepared to have the magic ruined you can see the original here).
6. Bodrum, Turkey
Bodrum is a historically significant port city on the southwestern coast of Turkey, having been home to the Mausoleum of Mausolus, a Wonder of the Ancienct World. This picture is a flurry of boats that extends into the blurry distance at night, and reminds us that even today the city is still an important trading destination.
7. The Colosseum, Italy
Of all Rome’s wonders, the Colosseum holds a special place as one of the Romans’ finest architectural and engineering achievements. Built in the first century AD the amphitheatre has also served as a fortress and Christian shrine, but today it’s a behemoth of a tourist attraction, still inspiring the hundreds of thousands that visit every year.
8. Las Vegas, Nevada
Venice had to make an appearance didn’t it? Well, almost. Nothing is ever as it seems in Las Vegas – even the sky might be painted on depending on what casino you find yourself in –making it the perfect place for tilt-shift photography. You can bet that a Venetian gondola has never looked so beautifully fake.
9. The Great Wall of China
So what if the idea that the Great Wall of China can be seen from space has been debunked as a myth – you can still see it from earth, and it looks pretty darn good. Here tilt shift is used to show the elevation of the Wall as well as its great length.
Article written by Matt Harris, photography enthusiast who works for http://www.feelgoodcontacts.com/