Sun, 21 Nov 2010

Miniature Faking

A further update on my recent obsession with jacking my old photos to hell and back with cheap post-processing tools.

Altered

Virgin Megastore, scale model

Original

Virgin Megastore, Inside

This particular photo was messed about with using Art & Mobile’s “TiltShift Generator” for iOS. There’s apparently an Adobe Air version, but I’ve given up Flash and its bastard stepchildren for not-Lent so I haven’t seen it in action.

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room. He calls out, “Who’s there? Who’s there? What’s going on?”
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you?”
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