The Mini-Land of San Francisco

To get the effect best, see the Large version!


Everyone always seems to like San Francisco, eh? It's one of those places that people either have fond memories of, or an ongoing feeling like they need to go there.


I know some photographers are probably familiar with this tilt-shift type of shot. For those of you not familiar with it, there is a way to take photos and convert them into something that looks like a miniature. You can do it in-camera with a certain kind of lens, or afterwards with some post-processing. I don't do a lot of tilt-shift stuff, but I thought I would share this one! :)


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  • Daniel Lurie 6y

    Great TS shot
  • Brad McGinley 6y

    Very cool!
  • °° Dario °° 6y

    great details and colors
  • *terry 6y

    Wonderful tilt-shift!!!!
  • Trey Ratcliff 6y

    Thanks yall! :)
  • David 6y

    Wow, at glance I really thought it was a miniature. Very impressive.
  • Phariborzz 6y

    Absolutely fantastic job! A masterpiece!

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  • Paraic Brennan 6y

    Wow Wonderful Shot.
  • helen sotiriadis 6y

    i both have fond memories of sanfran -- and i feel a deep need to go there, long term.

    this is an instant fave for me, for the choice of city, for the shot, and for the effect.

    -- (?)
  • Andrew Steel 6y

    great colours
  • Evan Travers 6y

    Absolute love. Amazing.
  • Steven Kelley 6y

    simcity's high crime & low property value section; cept for the blocks next to the park :)
  • Jaroslav Vondráček 6y

    WELL DONE!!!

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  • 'EW' 6y

    Good tilt work.
  • Scott Shephard 6y

  • Tinus van Niekerk 6y

    Are you a giant?
  • Alex Suarez 6y


    I love SF. It's like Austin, only not. I'll be heading that way in June for WWDC. Can't wait!
  • Stanford 6y

    So did you do this with a real TS lens?
  • fairytrixy 6y

    Yes! From up on Coit Tower? Yes. I know it well. Very Cool. They smaller version on Flickr looks more like a miniature than the larger size on your blog.
    Nice Work
  • JPB jr. 6y

    Please add this picture & any other pictures of Northern California or taken by a Northern California photographer (any picture world wide) to:
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Taken on March 4, 2007
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