fly me high, high up.


Port Authority Installation

Love this outdoor media installation by Starbucks!

Kept you reading and walking at the same time.

I miss going to Woodbury from Port Authority Terminal!! AWWWW!

Via theinspirationroom.

Wanderlust for my favourite city

Travel Posters from the US

(Via The Heads of State)

The skyline of all times


Sometimes I miss travelling so much I sink into depression mode.

And because it’s Fourth of July (Independence Day) today, I got reminded that exactly 2 years ago, I did my last NY flight.

Witnessing the fireworks with S…

Tilt-shift Photography

Tilt-shift photography. Or Diorama effect (sometimes it’s called).

Refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene. (Wikipedia)

Some compact cameras, after Olympus first announced having this filter in EP-2, followed suit and introduced this mode as a special feature. It can be interesting, considering how you can make buildings, people etc look cartoon-ish. As if they are ‘ma-sak’ (toys).

“The process of achieving the diorama effect essentially works around shifting or reducing the depth of field in a shot,” explains Ben Thomas, a Melbourne-based photographer. “This can be done one of two ways; you can change the depth of field in the shot with a tilt-shift lens, or you can use Photoshop (or similar) to do the same thing, with a lot more freedom.

It’s not exactly easy to achieve the desired effect, but Same O’Hare, Aero Director/ VFX artist, produced The Sandpit – a time lapse, tilt-shift film of New York life (made up of over 35,000 stills in five days).

It’s cute :) The excellent miniature effect makes one wonder if these were real life photographs at all or not.

The Sandpit from Sam O’Hare on Vimeo.