View Seattle with a Tilt-Shift Lens
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There’s just something irresistible about imagining our whole city—and its busy goings-on—in miniature. That’s exactly what some locals are doing with tilt-shift photography (also called tilt-shift miniature faking), which involves distorting the perspective and focus in a photograph so that real-world places and things appear to be scale models. The technique, in which certain sections of a photo are in strong focus and others are blurred, can be achieved either with a camera or after a picture has been taken (in an image editor such as Photoshop). Increasing contrast and heightening color can intensify the effect—causing the viewer to feel like Gulliver in Lilliput.
Photos by Erynn Rose. Read a Q&A with the artist to learn more about tilt-shift photography.