Archive for January, 2011

Christmas Festivities

xmas-party

Top Row (l-r): Kym, Cathy, Andrew and Nadia
Bottom Row (l-r): Jess, Stacey, Judy, Jeremy, Dave and Jason.

Back in December at our Christmas party, the WhiteRhino team (plus a few of our friends) enjoyed a fantastic day of bowls and beautiful food in the perfect 29ยบ weather at the Albert Park Bowls Club. Team Print took out the competition, beating Team Web by a massive margin. A great time was had by all!

Tilt-Shift Photography

Bus Turistic

Photograph by Oscar Sanchez (Oscar.vng). Original photo can be found on Flickr.

From Wikipedia: Miniature faking is a process in which a photograph of a life-size location or object is made to look like a photograph of a miniature scale model. Blurring parts of the photo simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered in close-up photography, making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is; the blurring can be done either optically when the photograph is taken, or by digital postprocessing. Many faked-miniature photographs are taken from a high angle to simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature.

Basically, what this means is, the above photograph was taken from a height of a real city, but through clever photography techniques with a tilt-shift lens, the photographer has made it look like the whole city could fit in the palm of your hand. Amazing!