This photograph represents an attempt to play around with scale. I wanted to create the illusion that the beach ball was normal size and that the chairs in the foreground were toys.
For reference the beach ball was somewhere in the region of ten foot in diameter.
The ‘toy’ effect is usually achieved by the simple use of a pseudo tilt shift software filter but that alone didn’t work in this case. This image is the result of a lot of selective focus work, vignetting and adding texture layers. If I had to do it again I could probably lose some of the steps but to be honest, I quite like the way this turned out.
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