Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Miniature Plantation

I've blogged before about tilt-shift photography, and in the past I used a web application to mimic the effect. Tonight I tried Photoshop to ape the technique, which requires blurring the top and bottom portions of the photo to make the picture look as though it's a miniature set, like the landscape of a model train. I think it's a rather charming technique, but choosing the right photo is critical. This one, which I took from a helicopter while celebrating our first wedding anniversary in Hawaii, would probably work better if we'd hovered at a slightly lower altitude to make the pedestrians visible. The cars and the maze look delightfully toy-ish, however.

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