Tilt-Shifting Up on the Roof

Sorry, this post has nothing to do with the James Taylor song “Up on the Roof.” The name only refers to the place where I took these pictures.

It seems as though I’ve stumbled into the wonderful world of tilt-shift, where anything can look kinda fake-ish or like some kind of concept architectural model… but that’s what’s cool about it!

The real cool thing about tilt-shift photo taking is that it gives you an excuse to get to the top of something, since you need a good high-angle. This time, that something was the roof of the Don Morris building at Abilene Christian University. My whole photography class was there with me. So, these aren’t just high angle photos in the gallery after the jump. They’re also photos of what happens when you put a small army of JMC majors on top of a roof… Enjoy!

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"We live in the city of dreams...."

Oh the photos you can shop… and the things you can do with them in said program! This demonstrates the fun that can be had with grayscaling and duotones. The best/worst part is there are soooo many ways you can tweak this to change the image coloring. Even now I’m thinking ways I could tweak this image…

This and the other images after the jump were taken on a scenic photoshoot just off E. Overland Trail here in Abilene, TX. It’s near the U.S. Postal Service’s sorting center for this area, and a Coca-Cola distribution plant. (Hence why you see a mail truck off to the left-ish.) I’d like to go back and shoot up the center itself, since it kind of has that cool abandoned secret base look to it, even though it’s not abandoned and only slightly secret.

Until then, here’s some of the other images I took. Many of these are at various steps in the duotone process, and some not edited at all. Enjoy!

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