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Rob's Photo Blog — Lansdowne Park

New Spacing Ottawa Blog uses one of my photos

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An article on the new Spacing Ottawa Blog used a night aerial photo that I took last year. The photo is an aerial view of the Ottawa SuperEx at night. The image was taken from a camera suspended below a kite (Kite Aerial Photography - KAP).

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How to Make Tiny Town Miniatures!

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This post demonstrates a process known as "Fake Tilt-Shift" carried out in PhotoShop or other image editing software. After a mere two weeks of playing with the creation of these miniatures, I don't imagine I've become an expert yet. However, I took the opportunity to share what I'd learned with my camera club, the Camera Club of Ottawa, and since I had done the work to prepare the slides I'm posting them here for anyone's benefit. What follows are a few examples of the results of applying the technique and then subsequent to that I've included a short demo of...

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KAP 2008-21: Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. May 2, 2008.

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The images in this post and in the related gallery on my website were taken during World Wide KAP Weekend which occurred May 2-5, 2008. This event was organized by the international Kite Aerial Photography community. More information about this group can be found in the Kite Aerial Photography photo pool on Flickr as well as the KAP Discussion Forum. This was the first of 4 locations that I chose to photograph during this event (See also KAP 2008-22, KAP 2008-23, KAP 2008-24). A book which includes 4 images from each participant has been published and is available at

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