Thanks for your suggestions, Dan, and for the great
site you suggested.
I really mean in camera effects because
photoshop and computers are a closed book to me.
The nearest example I can think of is a recent
article on the work of James Fee in the latest edition B&W magazine and the
title was 'Retreating man' in case anyone has seen that.( I can't find it on a
website. ) I don't know how this particular image was achieved though, as
Fee evidently did a lot of work on his prints in the darkroom.
I have seen similar effects to the one I am
looking for when photographs are taken through heat haze or like the headless
swimmer by Kertesz, but also in 'normal' conditions. If I can track down some
more examples I shall come back to the list - meantime, many
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Sent: Sunday, October 15, 2006 5:55
Subject: Re: OT question and Hello
Welcome to the
Could you point us to a web site with examples similar to what
you'd like to achieve, just so we are on the same page image-wise?
It's not clear if you want to get this anamorphic look
in-camera or if you're willing to play in Photoshop a bit. Hunt Witherill has
done some stunning floral work in which he has "bent" the image structure
using the Polar Coordinates filter (Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates).
You can see some examples at the following:
you are using CS2, there are also some new warping tools found in the
Edit>Transform>Warp menu. Lots of fun and a great opportunity to waste
Hope this helps,
Branfoot wrote on 10/15/06, 3:05 AM:
I would like to make some images of my partner going about his work,
so will use MF, and would like to achieve for some of them an 'anamorphic'
look that I have seen elsewhere. It is not just that the image is out of
focus, but that it takes on a strange shape. I nearly achieves this in one
image where he was walking away and was in the background of a shot. Is this
the way it is done, can anyone tell me? I would like to have a fairly
extreme example of this - a suggested shape in the landscape to counter
balance the more prosaic shots I already have - I would be so grateful
for any advice.