As a kid, I enjoyed making model of things. I remember persuading my grandmother to buy the little plastic set of toys that I could assemble myself. I remember that new sets would come every friday fortnight and I’d bug her to get them for me. I made miniature furniture like tables and pastry carts, wardrobes and at the end of the day, I’d be lost in my world of imagination, with the house that I built.
To a lesser extent, I don’t see much toy shops selling these type of toys any more. (Legos don’t count because they are above 3 dollars) Most toys nowadays are already pre-made – all you got to do was to take it out of its plastic cover. Personally for me, I don’t think there’s much fun in that as there wasn’t any sense of challenge and achievement.
I guess that was why I enjoyed doing the little experiment with the pictures of the scenes from work place. I stumbled across an article on tomorrow.sg about tilt shift lens effect. This effect gives the illusion of miniatures and I was extremely amazed at how it turned out.
Doesn’t these look just like miniature toys? It’s so charmingly cute and toy-like. I know I WOULD play with these toys for hours!
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