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The Stuff That Ate My Desk!









I brought Darthcam to work today because I wanted to play a little with capturing some "me at work" footage (which turned out to be boring as hell, but that's another story), and I was playing with the close focus and depth of field to see how it would work with miniatures. Without having any control over the lighting, I have to say I'm pretty impressed, though learning to work with the focus range is gonna be a learning curve. To give you an example, the Exhumation In Progress sign is maybe an inch wide, and the skull on the column in the first picture is about 3/16" wide. The camera is actually so close that it's casting a shadow on the "trespassers will be eaten" sign-- I think the closest edge of the sign is actually within the lens hood.

And I did play with the images a little to give them a darker old horror movie look. I think that's reasonable because in a movie I'd be doing image processing on individual scenes anyway.

Still, a little bit of fun for a weekend.

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purplesquirrel
Apr. 12th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
Coolness! If you had a tilt-shift lens, these pictures would be downright eerie.
avindair
Apr. 12th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
That depth-of-field is painfully pretty.

Damn you. ;)
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