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Chromasia - a photo blog
May 18, 2005 5:13 PM   Subscribe

Chromasia - a photo blog
posted by Gyan (25 comments total)

 
One of the best photo blogs around! I go there every day.
posted by dbh at 5:50 PM on May 18, 2005


Wow, those are gorgeous. Thanks.
posted by cedar at 6:17 PM on May 18, 2005


Yea... this IS good. Impressive. I wish I could take photos like that.
posted by Witty at 6:25 PM on May 18, 2005


Can someone explain this technique? What is it called when a photographer puts that slight tilt into a shot... and more importantly, why? Why is it so effective?
posted by Witty at 6:29 PM on May 18, 2005


One thing drives me crazy -- why, in this super-digital-camera age, are there no photoblogs this classy that publish over 800x600?

And I want my RSS-photo-feed pony!
posted by NickDouglas at 6:38 PM on May 18, 2005


Similarly, when shooting up.
posted by Witty at 6:54 PM on May 18, 2005


Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the link; I'll subscribe to it.
posted by blacklite at 7:05 PM on May 18, 2005


Witty, I assume the term is the same as in film, a Dutch angle. As for its effectiveness, I would say that the forced perspective is just different enough from reality to stand out immediately.
posted by shinynewnick at 7:13 PM on May 18, 2005


There's nothing to it Witty, I tilt the horizon all the time.

Usually without even trying.
posted by cedar at 7:26 PM on May 18, 2005


How lovely.
posted by digaman at 7:40 PM on May 18, 2005


Sadly, classy photoblogs often have to avoid having their work taken and sold by random strangers on Zazzle for a small but tidy profit. Hence the small sizes.

Amazing photos. Thanks for the link.
posted by xyzzy at 7:51 PM on May 18, 2005


Damn. I just want one photoblog like this that can sate my hunger for a new desktop every three days.
posted by NickDouglas at 8:08 PM on May 18, 2005


Lovely, Gyan - thanks!
posted by taz at 8:37 PM on May 18, 2005


Merci, Gyan.
posted by shoepal at 8:39 PM on May 18, 2005


Great stuff.
posted by blendor at 9:07 PM on May 18, 2005


Very pretty.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:18 PM on May 18, 2005


Very, very nice. I know how difficult it is to try to produce compelling images on a daily basis. Hats off to anyone who can pull it off.
posted by crunchland at 9:22 PM on May 18, 2005


Man, that site is incredible. Great photos. Did anyone see It's Raining Men? I'm still laughing... Almost every shot I've seen on that site has been stunning so far... amazing.
posted by knave at 10:35 PM on May 18, 2005


Fantastic, and I appreciate the little mouseover titles for their informative wit, especially no, it's a tulip.
posted by melissa may at 12:22 AM on May 19, 2005


Also see a daily dose of imagery.
posted by armage at 4:11 AM on May 19, 2005


Lonely, whimsical and occasionally creepy.
posted by stbalbach at 9:35 AM on May 19, 2005


>> Can someone explain this technique? What is it called when a photographer puts that slight tilt into a shot... and more importantly, why?

It is most often termed a 'Dutch Angle', though this is primarily a cinematographic term. Why? Your question answers your question.
posted by polaroid at 4:40 PM on May 19, 2005


See also: the over 10,000 photoblogs on photoblogs.org

I'm not trying to take anything away from chromasia, as it is an excellent blog, but there are many others that surpass it in my opinion. I enjoyed his postings in late 2004 much more than some of his more current stuff.

photoblogs.org is searchable by location and keywords. Take a look around and find some local blogs or something including some of your interests.
posted by sinical at 4:51 PM on May 19, 2005


really not bad - I'm sure its pretty difficult to make Blackpool look photogenic. I liked a lot of his images but get a little nervous when I see the usual photographic clichés even if they are well done.
posted by blindsam at 7:30 PM on May 19, 2005


blindsam, can you elaborate on that (if you don't mind)? What would be some examples of photographic clichés? I'm genuinely interested.
posted by Witty at 11:52 AM on May 20, 2005


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