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Tahiti Tilted !

Check out Tahiti as you have never seen it  before.
Aerial images of French Polynesia using the tilt shift photography effect.

"Tilt-shift" photography encompasses two different types of movements:  rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, called tilt, and movement of the lens parallel to the image plane, called shift. Tilt is used to control the orientation of the plane of focus (PoF), and hence the part of an image that appears sharp; it makes use of the Scheimpflug principle. Shift is used to adjust the position of the subject in the image area without moving the camera back; this is often helpful in avoiding the convergence of parallel lines, as when photographing tall buildings.
Tilt Shift lenses are frequently used in architectural photography to control perspective, and in landscape photography to get an entire scene sharp. They can also be used  to create a selective focus area to simulate a miniature scene. Outrigger canoes, small boats, jetskis and surfers are perfect subjects for this.  This is the photographic effect Tim has been working on while flying around French Polynesia these last few years.