Emil Davidzuk  

Lens Tilt  by Emil Davidzuk

October 2020 - Lens Tilt

October 2020 - Emil Davidzuk


About the Image(s)

I experimented last month at a local park with lens tilt in which you focus on your scene, reset to manual mode, and set your tripod ball head fairly loose so you can tilt it up to the “sky” during the exposure smoothly. You want pure vertical movement and a long lens.

Workflow: I converted my raw image to BW using Topaz Studio 2, LR local adjustment filters/brush to adjust highlights and shadows

Shot with Canon 5D MK II 590nm, 70-200mm f2.8 lens, 70mm, 0.8 sec, f32, ISO 100, 0 EV.

8 comments posted

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Emil
What a lovely image you have given us to enjoy! I like every aspect of it ... the tones, the detail and the mood you've created. Compositionally, very strong. Full marks!!
  Posted: 10/01/2020 21:01:11

Gary Potts   Gary Potts

Well done sir. And, again, it's just great to see all of us experimenting with IR and techniques. One thing I would suggest for this one is cleaning up all the black spots throughout the scene...perhaps dead leaves that wouldn't reflect infrared radiation? If you wanted really abstract motion, you might move the camera a bit quicker when you pan it during the exposure. In the extreme, you'd get something like this if you did...I present this somewhat facetiously as an 'extreme' example!   Posted: 10/03/2020 09:33:11
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Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Yes black spots should have been removed. I dropped the ball I like your suggestions of faster tilt

Emil   Posted: 10/04/2020 07:23:19

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk
Thank Palli and Gary for your comments   Posted: 10/04/2020 07:22:05

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
This image is dreamy, a gentle, peaceful dream. The technique of lens tilt gave the image its over worldly mood. Reducing the haze opened up the middle of the image. Lens tilt is a creative technique I've got to try. Thank you Emil.   Posted: 10/04/2020 14:16:21

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
The composition of repeating trees reminds me of a recent image of mine, Emil, but here you've taken it to another level with the panning to the sky technique. The ground has turned into a scene reminiscent of ice or water with beautiful soft reflections. It's very creative! I need to try this myself sometime.   Posted: 10/05/2020 17:39:37

John Erve   John Erve
This intentional camera motion technique that you used was successful for me in that it turned an ordinary scene into something unique. For me what makes this work is that there is sufficient detail in the bark of the tree on the left so my eye has a spot to rest. Thanks for sharing this one.
  Posted: 10/05/2020 20:38:11

Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Hi Emil.
Bravo for doing the tilt while on a tripod. I think we have all at one time or another tried the technique. What make this one stand out is the one in focus tree trunk - product of the tripod. The "reflections" at the base gives an other world like feeling of floating trees.   Posted: 10/06/2020 12:22:59


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