Photography is a unique type of visual art, it allows you to capture things in front of you and change them in such a way that you can create art and in some cases deceive the viewer of what they are actually seeing.

One of these deceptive techniques is the use of a tilt and shift lens, where it sets the focus on a plane across the image instead of a circular focal point like a normal lens. The cool thing about this is it messes with the way we think and the way we perceive images. Generally when we see this in real life and with their own eyes it’s because we’re looking at miniature objects and the focus is blurred at the front and behind the image any unique way.

So in my recent trip to Sydney I decided capture couple images from up in my hotel room to have a play this technique as it is something that I have never really played with before.

Have a look at this image and tell me what you think?

Sydney circular quay in miniature

Sydney circular quay in miniature