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Excalibur
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Image by Thibault Roland
Picture of a Chapel on MIT campus, Cambridge MA, 2013.

I shot this picture using Canon’s 24mm T/S lens, and wanted to experiment with both shift and tilt. The symmetrical composition made it especially interesting to tilt the lens in order to introduce some blur as you go away from the spire.
To my knowledge, this is only the second image that mixes techniques of long exposure and lens tilting, applied to architecture (the first being Julia Anna Gospodarou’s Fluid Time I).
I find the results very appealing and intriguing. In this case it feels like the building and spire appear from the darkness. This combination of techniques open up a whole new world of opportunities, which I intend to delve more into

As a teaser, I shared with you a few days ago one of the intermediate masks, and I hope you like the end result.
You might have noticed that selections were very tricky to do, even more than for regular LE architecture shots, because of the gradual increase of blur… I am still trying to develop the best way to do these selections, but I can tell you that is a completely new challenge, and it forced me to work some ~50 hours on this image alone and go down in scale to process individual pixels… like, seriously.

For this image, I also used the amazing neutral density filters provided in the Formatt Hitech Filters Joel Tjintjelaar signature edition kit. I am very happy with the improvement from B+W, since they are very neutral and do not display any color cast contrary to all of the other filters available commercially.

As usual, FB compression does a very bad job, but you can find a better resolution on my website.
Open or Limited Editions prints of this picture are available for sale: www.thibaultroland.com/

Now the good news.
To celebrate Christmas and my new website, you have until Dec 31st to order a signed Limited Edition Print of this or any other picture on my website (there are even new photos I’m sure you have not seen yet!), with the following discount:
– 15% OFF any ORDER for ONE LIMITED EDITION PRINT
– 25% OFF any ORDER for TWO or more LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
So follow the link if you want your pictures under the tree www.thibaultroland.com/Prints/Fine-Art-Prints

Technical info:
ND110 – 16 stops.
f/3.5
ISO 100
24 mm
96s (1min 36s) exposure
Maximum Shift upwards
5mm Tilt

Software:
PS CS5
Silver Efex Pro2
Topaz B&W Effects

For more information about my photography:
www.thibaultroland.com/
www.facebook.com/thibault.roland
plus.google.com/u/0/+ThibaultRoland/posts
17777.portfolio.artlimited.net/
500px.com/thibaultroland
www.stark-magazine.com/member/thibaultroland
ndmagazine.net/photographer/troland/

Skanki the male cat (24)
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Image by brian395
Skanki on top and Zelenko (the Green one) chasing.
bad news over winter Zelenko has not re-surfaced which is surprising as we had him down as the ‘survivor par excellence’ he was un-phased by anything and was quite a lovely character playing not bullying…if he saw the boss cat – he would just turn and go a different way he never cowed to anyone….well Zelenko we think you may have been hit by a car or something as you would have been in the garden by now ….!

Where else could this be in Singapore???
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Image by williamcho
Singapore’s only movie-theme park featuring 24 rides and attractions. Universal Studios Singapore at Sentosa.

From my archives.
Image Theft is a CRIME. Please REPORT IT like I do.

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