This was an in camera effect. I use a Sony Nex 7 and one of their built in functions is a tilt shift effect. I think that it works quite well given the fact that it is pure digitally produced.
good shot, but might be better with more structure/contrast for this close up
beautiful. I agree that it is a little over saturated, but still great shot
like it a great deal. I might even like it better panned out to show the smallness of the boy compared to the door (but maybe you don't have that shot). You should play with different cropping to see what effect it has, but overall nice work!
great expression and lighting, not sure about the framing and/or cropping
makes me smile- nice work
great expression. If you played with the lighting and contrast more, you would have a winner!
I agree with the others. It is a potentially good idea, but ends up being busy versus "connected"
Thanks for all of the insightful comments!
Jasoncg: Another beauty, Dan! Congrats!
Thanks everyone, Ok- what I did was take a piece of amythest and put it in front of my ipad. The ipad scene was of clouds and served as a light source and great backdrop for the "mountains"
microsurgeon: What's the point of the pixel rule-how does that relate to the quality of the picture?
I guess that would make more sense if you said no greater than 900 pixels, but you stated that it had to be exactly 900 pixels. Full size files don't upload to the contests anyway. You could perhaps have added the rule no files greater than 1mb instead.
What's the point of the pixel rule-how does that relate to the quality of the picture?
Hmm-an interesting challenge ruined by the seemingly senseless requirement for it to be exactly 900 pixels tall-what's the pont of the size requirement?
Amazing, awesome, inspiring!