April 19 2012
I went out on a limb today to try something different. It wasn’t that long ago that I came across some cool sci-fi looking images of buildings floating in the air resembling giant spaceships and I thought I had to try it one day….well that day ended up being today.
Since tonight was opening night for Cirque du Soleil’s new touring show Amaluna here in Montreal, I thought of trying the mirror effect on the big top.
Once I had it in my head that I would try this effect, it was a little bizarre walking around looking at buildings and trying to imagine them reflected. Having not really studied what was involved on the processing side I was working very much by chance that my shots would actually end up being usable.
Something I realized after processing a few was that you really need isolated buildings for the floating effect.
With all these spaceship like buildings floating around, I wasn’t that surprised to come across a space lagged Jedi sleeping it off by the Palais des Congrès.
Although I wasn’t able to separate the top part from adjoining buildings I really like how this last one came out, particularly the traffic lights resembling glowing red eyes.
Since I was pretty much only shooting with this effect in mind, if the shots hadn’t worked out I would have likely been screwed for posting my pic of the day. As it turned out I was reasonably happy with my first attempts and already have some other places in mind to shoot for this technique.
I imagine people either love or hate this effect. I have to say I kind of dig it, the process is pretty simple and really puts buildings and objects in a new perspective. I would love to know what you think – Like or hate?
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