Life in miniature

I’ve been playing with the tilt shift idea this evening. Not with an expensive lens, obviously, but with Photoshop’s Gaussian blur.

I don’t have any aerial photographs to use, but I tried it with one of the pictures from last weekend’s walk on Bredon Hill:

walking in miniature

Anyone got any tips? I know it works better with harsher lighting and a more aerial view …

The first fake miniature photos I saw are still my favourites. They belong to a Swiss photographer called Gérard Pétremand. I especially love his set Pompiers (firemen). Every time I see them – even now, after seeing them a million times – I just can’t make my mind believe that the fire engines are real.

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