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The Seven Sacred Pools in Haleaka National Park in Maui, taken with a disposable camera. 
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Ebonsong Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Wow, I totally see how this dreamy effect turned out nicely. It almost looks like the picture is a mix of retro, a painting and eerily, almost a miniature diorama of a natural scene. Fantastic.
Niedec-STOCK Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I was pretty lucky. 

Things like this have happened before, and it usually has to do with having water or gunk on the lens, and shooting in a brightly-lit area. Creates this eerie bloom-lighting effect. 

I think what happened here is that we'd hiked up and back down the trail that went through the bamboo forest and led to the 400-foot waterfall (probably about 4 miles total), and by the time we hiked to this short little spot, all the water and sweat from the hike had made its way onto the camera. Plus, being a cheap plastic contraption, the flash button got permanently stuck and washed everything out. Still, what a beautiful, happy accident.

Anyway, I love it, and I'll probably have to add it to more things (either digitally or just buying another $10 camera). 

Oh, btw, the miniature effect you see with dioramas is called "Tilt-Shift," and the proper way involves having two lenses in a camera, with one tilted and shifted away from the other to manipulate the depth of field. It's actually pretty easy to simulate in GIMP or Photoshop:…

My favorites are these, though:

Video from New York (these are actually cars and people):

Van Gogh paintings tilt-shifted to look 3D:…
Ebonsong Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Ooh I see. I was wondering why you'd buy all those disposables but then that makes sense with how quick the weather/atmosphere can wreck a good camera. :nod:

Yeah I know about tilt-shift. I wasn't sure if you knew so didn't want to use the jargon. I've used it before in my photography, actually. But thank you for the links, esp that VG one!!! :D
Niedec-STOCK Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. Well, just wanted to make sure. It'd be a shame if you ever missed out on something as cool as tilt-shift. My girlfriend has a point-and-shoot camera (a Canon Powershot) that actually has a tilt-shift filter as an option. Fun stuff.

The Van Gogh one's my favorite, too. I'm incorporating it into a really dark satire/graphic novel thingy that I work on every so often. Probably won't ever release it, but who knows. It's fun to work on, anyway.

Camera's do break surprisingly easily, but I actually had a different reason for using a disposable. The Road to Hana on the way to the Park was so pretty that I burned through most of my camera battery, and I didn't have my charger that day. Bought a cheap disposable at a gas station just in case my battery died completely. It didn't, but I used the disposable anyway. Really glad I did.

Kinda rambling at this point, but eh. 
Ebonsong Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Ooh that's a nice option! Mine doesn't come with that but I def know how to do it in PSP. :nod:

Ooh I see. I love your adaptation to your surroundings. That is a mark of a really awesome photographer! :hug:
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July 20, 2014
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Pakon, Inc
Date Taken
Jul 19, 2014, 4:42:47 PM
Picture Kiosk G4 APEX V7.2 F6 - Build: 2014.0304.0538
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