The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus was in town this week here in Chicago so I borrowed a friends tilt shift lens and bought a $15 ticket and was that one creepy guy sitting in the upper deck corner all by himself randomly shooting stuff from the show.

This is the first time I have ever used a tilt shift lens so I had no idea what I was doing. Some of the shots have far too much tilt/shift going on and others have too little. Most of the shots were shot hand held as I was scared to setup a proper tripod. The lack of a tripod setup also led me to shoot this in video mode and not stills every second or so stitched together. I know there are a lot of issues with this but it's not bad for a first try.

I used a Canon 7D and a Canon 45mm tilt shift lens.

The song in the video is No Dice by Beirut. I was torn between this, a Sufjan song or using Circus music.

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