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Tiny Central Station_Sandra Herd

I’m a huge fan of this sort of tiny town perspective – I blame my parents for taking me to all of those model villages when I was a kid growing up in the UK. Sadly, I got excited when I discovered that there was a miniature village ‘Cockington Green’ in Canberra. I love the work of Keith Loutit who combines this look with timelapse to produce some wonderful footage. On the weekend I ‘found’ this image of Grand Central Station which I took while I was in New York a while ago and it was just crying out to be transformed into a ‘Tiny Terminal’.

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  • Comment by johitchcock — October 26, 2010 @ 10:17 am

    I love Keith Loutit’s small worlds too they are awesome – especially the movies. This is a good effort too Sandy, I have no idea how to do this look but I guess I’ll investigate and figure it out eventually ;-)

  • Comment by Sandy @ Shots — October 26, 2010 @ 10:25 am

    Hey Jo, this is the ‘cheaters’ method…..just a few photoshop tricks (gaussian blur and ‘up’ the saturation). Keith uses a tilt shift lens with selective focus. The cheaters way is great if you have the right sort of shot to start with :-)

  • Comment by iheartfilm — October 26, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

    Sure beats spending a fortune on a tilt-shift lens.

  • Comment by mervfrench — October 26, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

    I’m a bit of a fan of this type of thing as well when it works.

    You’ve done well here Sandy, looks good.

    I now keep a lookout for shots to take that might look good with this effect added.

  • Comment by Sandy @ Shots — October 26, 2010 @ 5:59 pm

    Yep…the ‘cheat’ option is certainly a money saver…although I am dying to get my hots little hands on the tilt shift. ;-)

  • Comment by Sandy @ Shots — October 26, 2010 @ 6:08 pm

    Cheers Merv…..I saw your ‘tiny’ Super Pit shot…liked it alot.

  • Comment by Peta — October 27, 2010 @ 6:35 am

    Love the miniature world, I took our kids to the model villages in the UK as well, thought they were awesome. Great small world look on your photo.

  • Comment by True North Mark — October 27, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

    Well done Sandy!

  • Comment by Sandy @ Shots — October 27, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

    Cheers Peta…yep I’m a sucker for the ones in the UK….usually followed a close second by a round of crazy golf :-)

  • Comment by Sandy @ Shots — October 27, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

    Thanks Mark ;-)

  • Comment by Christian — December 1, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    love it sandy, very eye catching.

  • Comment by Sandy@Shots — December 2, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    Cheers CF! :-)

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