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Tilt-Shift Effect Makes Entire Galaxies Look Adorably Tiny

Image Cache: Tilt-shift lenses can make whole cities look like desktop miniatures through some amazing optical trickery. Unfortunately, we don’t have any of them up in space, but it hasn’t stopped some cosmic creatives from trying to mimic the effect on photos taken by NASA, ESO and other space research groups.

One Of The World's Busiest Airports Looks Like A Toy Set In This Tilt-Shift Video

It’s amazing what a change of perspective can do — and in this case a simple camera perspective trick transforms a huge Tokyo airport into an tiny toys set fit for a playroom.

Beautiful Tilt-Shift Photos Turn The Universe Into Precious Jewels

The universe is an incredible place that defies belief. We take it for granted because the distances and scale is so alien to our little tiny pale blue dot that our brains can’t even process them. Maybe that’s why Italian artist St. Tesla turns galaxies and nebulae into tiny precious jewels.

Aussie Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Video Makes Melbourne The Cutest City Of All

If there’s any photography effect that’s more fun to look at than the time-lapse, it’s tilt-shift photography, the camera trick that makes a normal real-life scene look like it’s actually built out of miniatures. But the coolest effect is a mix of the two, like in this tilt-shift time-lapse of Melbourne, Australia, by Nathan Kaso.

Natural Tilt-Shift Effect Turns This Warship Into A Tiny Model

I love this photo of the USS John C. Stennis nuclear supercarrier. It looks like a tiny model thanks to the F-18’s exhaust fumes, which distort the air above part of the deck and turns the image into a bit of a tilt-shift photo.

These Clever Tilt-Shift Photos Keep Lying To Me

What a cute toy car. Highly detailed, too. Except that it’s actually a full-size car with a massive, 3D-printed 50c euro coin on its hood. Thanks, Skrekkøgle! Why must you deceive me so??

Chicago Goes Tilt Shift And Time Lapsed

I’ve always wanted to see Chicago. I just haven’t had the chance yet. This gorgeous tilt-shift time-lapse of the city, taken by WGN TV, is more proof that I need to go. I will have your deep dish pizza.

Beautiful Tilt Shift Video: A Day In California

Confession: I’m an East Coast American: I’ve never been to California. It’s a fact I regret the older I get. This video does not help. Created by Ryan Killackey, each scene is comprised of hundreds of stills taken by he and his wife.

Screw Digital Filters: Make Awesome Tilt-Shift Photos The Real Way

Take your Instagram hexes and throw them in the TRASH! Just kidding, Instagram, we still love you. But why mess with pixel fakery when you could make rad tilt-shift photos with a rad tilt-shift camera? That’s right: dedicated hardware distortion.

iAppalooza Photography: TiltShift Generator

A good quality tilt-shift lens for a DSLR costs a couple of thousand dollars. Some newer cameras include a tilt-shift mode that fakes the effect, but those cameras cost a few hundred dollars at best. TiltShift Generator is a $1.19 app that will let you convert any image on your iPhone into a fake tilt-shift image. Win.

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