January 12th, 2009

I recently went up around Sydney in a helicopter taking photos from the sky of the little city below. I’ve had a play at what is called “Tilt Shift” is actually the a type of camera which can be used to produce the affect shown below but these photos use the digital equivalent which is to lens blur the bottom and top of the photo. The reason the images look like tiny models of the real thing is because your eyes are being fooled. Normally when you look at something close up and at an angle things further away look blurred and so do things closer, checkout this article at wikipedia about the Scheimpflug Principle for more info.

The Manor, Mosman

West Esplanade, Manly


Kingsford Smith Airport – Boeing 747 and MD-11 (or 10)


Sydney Suburbs


  1. […] when I went up in a helicopter over Sydney I took some photos which I changed to make look like little models the inspiration came from various sources on the internet but the guy who has taken it to the next […]

    Pingback by G2007 » Blog Archive » More Tilt Shift — February 18, 2009 @ 10:05 am

  2. They are great G! I like the digital way to do “Tilt Shift”…

    Comment by Karine — March 30, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

  3. G, where did you take that amazing photograph, ‘Sydney Suburbs’? Do you recall what suburb it was, or thereabouts?

    Comment by Guest — January 23, 2012 @ 3:47 am

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