Wednesday, 08 October 2008 00:20

If real boats in the harbour were this small, I wouldn't be so scared!

Here in Toronto (any any harbour in the world) kayakers often feel like turtles trying to cross the road. With so much traffic, we could be run over at any time.

Check out this fantastic video by Keith Loutit. He shot this time-lapse movie of the Sydney Harbour using an awesome technique called Tilt-shift photography.

Tilt-shift photography is when the photographer uses a specific type of lens to adjust the plane of focus and perspective of the image. It makes you focus on a very particular part of the photo while the rest of the image is blurry.

The effect is awesome as it often makes items in photos look like miniatures as you can see in the video below.


David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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