Model Faceoffs?

One of the advantages of having a birthday fairly close to Christmas is to pool gift money together to up the ante on your loot. In this case, the procured item was a new image capturing device. I’ve only begun to learn how to use this fancy piece of equipment and related software, but here are a few shots from a rookie photographer/image editor.

Caps / Blue Jackets faceoff - 09 JAN 09
Caps / Oilers faceoff - 13 JAN 09
Caps / Oilers 2nd period faceoff - 13 JAN 09

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14 Responses to Model Faceoffs?

  1. Kurt says:

    Tilt-shift? Nice. Did you get the lens for it, or do the post-processing in software?

  2. TWH79 says:

    Gustafsson – Happy Birthday!

  3. They look like toys!
    Great photos.

  4. OrderedChaos (Mike Rucki) says:

    Gus was showing me the results at last night’s game on a screen — so I’m guessing he has the lens for it now. Though of course it looks better here than on the little LCD!

  5. Gustafsson says:

    Thanks. I wish I had the lens for it, but it is a bit pricey for us at the moment. Perhaps when some children are out of daycare. Therefore, it was done in software.
    However, birthday presents will be accepted. 😉

  6. Gustafsson says:

    Actually, I was showing you the post-processed image on my phone, but that’s neither here nor there.

  7. macvechkin says:

    Those are pretty sweet pics. And thankfully the scoreboard was blurred out…

  8. Ron says:

    Very cool photos! As one person mention they look like toys. It reminds me of my Stiga Hockey game that I had when I was a kid.

  9. Schultz says:

    Specs on the photo and equipment? I too thought it was a model at first.

  10. OrderedChaos (Mike Rucki) says:

    @ Mac: Ha! Yeah, the blurred scoreboard does make this game’s photos more appealing.

  11. Gustafsson says:

    It’s a Canon Rebel XSi w/ the standard lens and Photoshop editing, but as Kurt mentioned, the same effects can be captured directly using a tilt-shift lens. I’d love to get a tilt-shift lens, but first in line would be a quality zoom.

  12. vt caps fan says:

    Nice pics and happy Bday Gus.

  13. hockeygrl76 says:

    Those pics are so awesome! I want to learn how to do that!

  14. Junior says:

    Nice shots – the effect is very striking, particularly on the top image. Well done!

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