A Busy Little Airport

A Busy Little Airport

There are two ways of making a fake tilt shift image and one rather obvious real way. The real way involves a very expensive tilt shift lens which I don't have.

The fake way is generally to create the shallow depth of field and overly saturated colours in Photoshop or another graphic editor. There are even dedicated apps that work and, even more amazing, there are apps that will allow you to get the effect on your iPhone photos.

The other, less well known way is to not use Photoshop, use a lo-cost 50mm 1.8 lens and actually have a very tiny little airport to shoot. Super easy. Except the building of the tiny little airport part.

Luckily, I didn't have to because, in Hamburg, there's a really, really cool Miniatur Wunderland and they've taken care of building all the crazy little realistic worlds you could possibly imagine. I saw the promo video on the net from when it opened a few months back and the kid in me just about exploded.

Apparently, it cost $5 million to build which is insane but IT IS SO COOL!

It was just lucky coincidence that we were going to spend a few days in Hamburg on the way back from the wedding on Amrum and once I put the two together, I had to go. I could have spent so many hours in there photographing that place - as it was we spent about two.

PROTIP: Get there early, or go in the evening because it gets crowded in there. The other option is to make reservations which we of course did not.

My other photographs from the Miniatur Wunderland can be found in the gallery.

Check out the video (which I did not make):

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Focal Length: 50 mm
35mm Focal Length: 75 mm
Exposure: 1/30 sec
Aperture: f 1.8
ISO: 200
Views: 3038
Taken: 2011-06-17 14:12:25
Posted: 2011-07-09 | 05:36





A Busy Little Airport

A Busy Little Airport

There are two ways of making a fake tilt shift image and one rather obvious real way. The real way involves a very expensive tilt shift lens which I don't have.

The fake way is generally to create the shallow depth of field and overly saturated colours in Photoshop or another graphic editor. There are even dedicated apps that work and, even more amazing, there are apps that will allow you to get the effect on your iPhone photos.

The other, less well known way is to not use Photoshop, use a lo-cost 50mm 1.8 lens and actually have a very tiny little airport to shoot. Super easy. Except the building of the tiny little airport part.

Luckily, I didn't have to because, in Hamburg, there's a really, really cool Miniatur Wunderland and they've taken care of building all the crazy little realistic worlds you could possibly imagine. I saw the promo video on the net from when it opened a few months back and the kid in me just about exploded.

Apparently, it cost $5 million to build which is insane but IT IS SO COOL!

It was just lucky coincidence that we were going to spend a few days in Hamburg on the way back from the wedding on Amrum and once I put the two together, I had to go. I could have spent so many hours in there photographing that place - as it was we spent about two.

PROTIP: Get there early, or go in the evening because it gets crowded in there. The other option is to make reservations which we of course did not.

My other photographs from the Miniatur Wunderland can be found in the gallery.

Check out the video (which I did not make):

show this photo on a map ✈

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EXIF

Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Focal Length: 50 mm
35mm Focal Length: 75 mm
Exposure: 1/30 sec
Aperture: f 1.8
ISO: 200
Views: 3038
Taken: 2011-06-17 14:12:25
Posted: 2011-07-09 | 05:36