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Thursday, November 06, 2008


Life reduced is simply fascinating. Victoria has a tired old attraction called Miniature World that still captures my attention whenever I visit. There's just something inherently captivating about seeing the world shrunk down to a table top model. Australian Keith Loutit has utilized his photography skills to create a mind boggling time lapse video of miniatures that are far from static.

Alley ooops!
As pointed out in the comments. Keith's work is in fact, tilt-shift photography.
Still freakin' cool.
See below!

Tilt-shift miniature faking is a process in which a photograph of a life-size location or object is manipulated so that it looks like a photograph of a miniature scale model. By distorting the focus of the photo, the artist simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered with macro lenses making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is. Many miniature faked photographs are taken from a high angle to further simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature. Objects oriented horizontally...make better subjects for tilt-shift miniature faking than vertically oriented objects such as in the second example, in which one can see how the bottom of the trees are in focus but the top of the trees are out of focus, despite being the same distance from the lens.
From Wikipedia

Beached from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Bathtub II from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

Bathtub III from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

The North Wind Blew South from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.