15 Gorgeous Trick Photos That Make The World Look Like A Toy

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Earlier this week we ran photos of tilt shift photography and stunning effect it has on 15 different sports. Now we’ve put together a feature on how the technique can alter landscapes around the world.The tilt shift technique makes skylines look like tiny architecture models, visitors to the Taj Mahal look like figurines, and a procession of locals in army uniforms look like tin soldiers.

The technique has been around since the early days of photography but has recently gained legitimacy after its use by photographers like Vincent Laforet, Walter Looss Jr. and Mark Kolbe.

A sailing race in Sydney Australia looks minuscule

As do the sails of the Sydney Opera House

A tilt shift lens captures a girl riding a pony through the sea

Sunbathers in Sao Vicente, Brazil look tiny in this tilt shift shot

The tilt shift effect is applied to a photograph of a marina

An old water wheel mill in Switzerland

Early morning walkers in South Africa look minuscule

And here the tilt shift is applied to an image of Newfoundland which is also saturated for effect

A great example of tilt shift which makes visitors to the Taj Mahal look tiny

The race course at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Val Gardena, Italy

When used well a tilt shift lens can make a city look like a toy-set

Iceland's capital and its largest city Reykjavik looks tiny

An aerial shot of Calgary with miniature faking for a tilt shift effect

Who thought the Pentagon could be pocket-sized?

Locals used in army uniforms look like tin soldiers at this Corpus Christi procession in Switzerland

Now here's a look at tilt shift photos across 15 different sports...

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