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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Alice in Wonderland

This shot was kind of an experiment/accident. This wonderful cube sits in downtown SF, doing I'm-not-quite-sure-what, housing some kind of art maybe? I was out shooting with a friend, and trying to use my tilt-shift lens and get the whole thing in the shot (tough, because it is one big sucker), and I accidentally tilted it the wrong way (see all those vertical lines converging towards the sky?) and then I kind of liked the zaniness of it, so I shifted the lens as well, making the two sides of the image go out of focus.

And then, the magic ingredient, the right woman walked by. I had actually been waiting for a skateboarder to complete the image, since there were lots of them around, but she walked into the frame first. And she was perfect.

Anyway, this is a little different from my normal style, let me know what you think.

15 comments:

  1. Very fantasy yet modern like...looks like it could be a scene from the movie Inception (when she is creating the city)!

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  2. This is very cool, well caught!

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  3. I think you found a super combination here, though I might like to see it with the side buildings a little more in focus, just to compare. Great shot!

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  4. I like the convergence. And it seems from what I can see is that the most in focus is right around the point of the building. I like that idea.

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  5. Reminds me of that "All the World's a Stage" sort of metaphore from Shakespeare

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  6. Very nice photo. How did you make her more iluminated then the rest of the scene?

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  7. I miss SF .. was there in nov..
    Good shot.

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  8. How did you you get her lit up like that? Is it the sunlight bouncing off the tip of the building? Or just post processing?

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  9. The angles and geometry is a perfect counter point to to that woman in focus. Fantastic. Looks like those tilt-shift lenses can be quite fun.

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  10. meesotography and Anonymous: I 'lit her up' by making the background darker and her lighter. Usually I don't dodge and burn with such a heavy hand - it's obvious here, but I thought it would work with the slightly surreal style of this image.

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  11. I want to buy a copy of this!

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  12. For me this photo is amazing, and image is definately surreal. I would say I rather often like the way you see the things.

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